Less news can be good news, especially considering how many guys have been hurt during Redskins training camp. On the injury front, WR Billy McMullen left practice early with knee tendinitis, TE Jason Goode limped out of a play but returned to practice with more tape on his right ankle and DE Jason Taylor spent some time on the sideline crounched over after getting the wind knocked out of him.
The new guy replacing RB Eric Shelton on the roster is LB Alfred Fincher, a soon-to-be 25-year-old from UCONN. Fincher was a third-round pick by New Orleans in 2005 and has 24 career games on his resume.
Here are some other interesting tidbits from the morning:
*Jim Zorn named several veterans that are unlikely to play Sunday. Clinton Portis (his name had already been mentioned before as a no-go), Chris Samuels, London Fletcher, Carlos Rogers and Jason Taylor are probably out. He is unsure about Rocky McIntosh and Cornelius Griffin. Zorn also said rookie WR Malcolm Kelly was “laboring” at practice this morning and considers him doubtful for Sunday.
*Zorn does not allow rookie hazing because that was what Mike Holmgren did in Seattle, and he thought it was a great idea. Just trying to make a team is enough to deal with, according to Holmgren/Zorn.
*The mystery of the logo-less rookie helmets was also revealed. Zorn said those who do not have logos will “earn” them upon making the team after the fifth preseason game. They will be allowed to have them during games (NFL rules mandate it) but the logos will come off again shortly after.