It’s sunny and humid down here in Charlotte but there is a chance of rain for the Redskins-Panthers game Sunday at 1 p.m.
As expected, the Redskins made a roster move today, releasing veteran defensive end Renaldo Wynn to make room for punter Glenn Pakulak.
Don’t be surprised if Wynn is re-signed as early as Tuesday or when Smith is ready to play. Because he is a veteran, his salary is guaranteed becuase he was on the opening week roster.
Wynn was released by the Redskins after the 2007 preseason and spent a year apiece in New Orleans and the Giants. He re-signed with the Redskins this off-season but was passed by rookie Jeremy Jarmon and was inactive for the first four games.
Here are a couple of leftover notes from the week:
Julius Peppers plays right defensive end for Carolina but Zorn expects him to move to the left side and go against Redskins right tackle Stephon Heyer.
Peppers had 14.5 sacks last year but only one in three games this season. In Carolina’s last game, a loss to Dallas, Peppers played 61 of 84 snaps but only two at left end.
“They don’t do it often but you may see him in certain situations standing up and roaming,” Zorn said. “We’re going to have to give [Heyer] some help but not because he can’t block him. We’ll do that because we choose to, not necessarily because we have to. Because of play selection, you can’t get help on every play. They go up to the line of scrimmage thinking they have him one on one on every single play and they’ll have a little bit of help every once in awhile.”
Fletcher as Rockne
Linebacker London Fletcher said his speech to the Redskins last Saturday “was my Knute Rockne,” but he downplayed the role it played in the comeback win over Tampa Bay.
“It’s probably being a little bit blown out of proportion,” he said.
Without revealing the major talking points, Fletcher said the speech concentrated on the Redskins’ approach.
“I think as professionals you have to go out, understand what you’re asked to do, understand how we need to continue to prepare each day because every day is an opportunity to get better or worse,” he said. “When you take that approach, you can be a successful player and a successful team.”
— Ryan O’Halloran