The Washington Times - October 15, 2009, 06:58PM

Defensive end Phillip Daniels, who tore his right bicep at Carolina, sat out again on Thursday but plans to practice on Friday in hopes of playing on Sunday.

“I can’t be as physical as I want to be, but at the same time, I know that what I give on Sundays could be a lot more than a young guy who might not know the defense as well as I do,” said Daniels, who’s in his 10th year playing for defensive coordinator Greg Blache. “Some people say I’m crazy, but I know my team needs me.”

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Offensive tackle Chris Samuels (neck) and punter Hunter Smith (groin) remained sidelined althiugh Smith could return on Friday. Defensive tackles Albert Haynesworth (ankle), Cornelius Griffin (elbow) and Anthony Montgomery (knee) were limited. Running back Clinton Portis (calf) took short yardage and goal line work.

“It’s getting better every day,” said Griffin, who didn’t play last Sunday but said he’s more likely than not to return against the Chiefs.

And linebacker Chris Wilson did practice. Just couldn’t find him in the rain.

— David Elfin