Redskins playing time vs. Giants

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The players are off today before returning Wednesday to begin preparations for the Rams in Sunday’s opener.

Here is the breakdown of player participation against the Giants

DEFENSE

(64 snaps, which includes three penalties)

DL: Albert Haynesworth 46, Phillip Daniels 43, Cornelius Griffin 51, Andre Carter 61, Lorenzo Alexander 17, Kedric Golston 26, Jeremy Jarmon 9.

LB: London Fletcher 64, Rocky McIntosh 57, Brian Orakpo 54, Chris Wilson 10.

DB: Carlos Rogers 59, DeAngelo Hall 62, Fred Smoot 12, LaRon Landry 63, Reed Doughty 30, Chris Horton 40.

Analysis: Other media will make a big deal out of Haynesworth’s playing time but he played 72 percent of the snaps — that will be the norm this season. Just because he’s making $41 million guaranteed doesn’t mean his playing time should jump to Andre Carter territory. Every team in the league has a defensive tackle rotation. … Fletcher was the only defensive player to play every snap … Interesting situation at safety. Horton started but played only five snaps in the last six drives.

OFFENSE

(49 snaps, not including fake field goal)

RB: Clinton Portis 24, Ladell Betts 19, Mike Sellers 18.

TE: Chris Cooley 43, Fred Davis 13.

WR: Santana Moss 47, Antwaan Randle El 32, Devin Thomas 14, Malcolm Kelly 32, Marko Mitchell 1.

Analysis: Portis should be fresh for the Rams — he carried only 18 times. Randle El played more than Kelly, who started, so enough with the chatter about the Redskins having a No. 2 and 3 receiver — it’s basically Nos. 2 and 2A. … The five offensive lineman and QB Jason Campbell played every snap.

- Ryan O’Halloran

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