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Four starters not working

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The Redskins are back at work preparing for Sunday’s visit by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but four starters are just watching because of injuries.

Three of them finished 2008 in the Pro Bowl. They are defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (hip), running back Clinton Portis (ankles, calf) and fullback Mike Sellers (ribs). The fourth is cornerback Carlos Rogers (ankle).

All of them were hurt in last Sunday’s 19-14 debacle in Detroit. Portis entered that game with bone spurs in his ankles but the calf is a new ailment.

— 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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