Left guard Pete Kendall is 35, the oldest Redskin except snapper Ethan ALbright, who doesn’t have a physically demanding job, and backup quarterback Todd Collins, who doesn’t play. And yet, all the way through two-a-days during training camp and through five weeks of the season, Kendall hadn’t missed a practice. Until today. He’s taking a well-deserved veteran’s day off along with such ailing teammates as offensive tackle Stephon Heyer (shoulder), defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin (shoulder), defensive end Jason Taylor (calf), linebacker Marcus Washington (hamstring), cornerback Shawn Springs (calf) and safety Reed Doughty (back). Only Kendall is sure to play Sunday against St. Louis.
— David Elfin