So much for Shawn Springs making an emotional return to his hometown and to face the team he played with the past five years. The 34-year-old cornerback is out with an undisclosed injury. He joins his one-time protege, Washington corner Carlos Rogers, who has a calf injury, on the sidelines.
Offensive tackle Mike Williams (ankle) and running back.kick returner Rock Cartwright (groin) also won’t play for the Redskins.
Eleven Pats including star receiver Wes Welker and third-down back Kevin Faulk are also absent.
— David Elfin