Smoot inactive

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Cornerback Fred Smoot is inactive with injured ribs that surfaced that on Friday. Joining Smoot on the inactive list are all repeats from last week: offensive linemen D’Anthony Batiste, Chad Rinehart and Edwin Williams, defensive linemen Anthony Montgomery (knee) and Renaldo Wynn; linebacker Robert Henson and cornerback Kevin Barnes.

Running back Marcus Mason is active for the first time in his three NFL seasons, taking Smoot’s spot among the 45. Justin Tryon will replace Smoot as the third corner, but look for reserve safety Reed Doughty to get more time than usual after excellent play in the opener.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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