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- Dick’s Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros
- Senators: Cease-fire must allow Israel to defend against rockets, tunnels
- Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
- Iraq welcomes Russian fighter jets, helicopter gunships into ISIL fight
- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
- GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds
- Paul Ryan offers to repair U.S. economic safety net with a single grant stream
- Kim Jong-un builds bond with Putin: $250M Russia-backed addition to key port opens
- Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death
Gibbs reiterates apology
Question of the Day
Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs yesterday addressed running back Clinton Portis' much-criticized comments about dogfighting for the first time. However, Gibbs basically just stuck with the statement of apology the team released Tuesday.
"How seriously we take it as the Redskins and myself is that statement we put out," Gibbs said. "That captures my feelings. I have addressed the issue with Clinton."
Gibbs also noted NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's statement in which he said he was "extremely disappointed and embarrassed" by Portis.
Home in Florida nursing the tendinitis that flared up in a knee last week, Portis wasn't the only notable Redskins player not in pads during yesterday's final workout at Redskin Park before an 11-day break in organized team activities. Shawn Springs remained absent without an official explanation, while fellow cornerback Fred Smoot, safety Sean Taylor and guard Randy Thomas were excused for personal reasons.
Running back Rock Cartwright had his left ankle in a protective boot after being stepped on by rookie linebacker Zach Latimer on Tuesday. Linebackers Lemar Marshall (sore right knee, hamstring) and Khary Campbell (calf), cornerback Ade Jimoh (groin) and rookie running back Terry Caulley (hamstring) did not work out. Receiver Santana Moss (groin, hip flexor), linebacker Marcus Washington (hip) and quarterback Mark Brunell (shoulder) remained sidelined from team drills, as did rookie defensive end Justin Hickman (knee).
Director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer expects all of the recently injured players to be ready when OTAs resume June 5. Brunell and Washington are expected for minicamp June 15-17. Portis and perhaps Moss might not be back until training camp in late July.
Also, the Redskins signed wide receiver Terry Mitchell, a rookie free agent who scored 15 touchdowns in two years at Grand Valley State. Washington made room by cutting rookie free agent guard Cornelius Rogers.
By Michael Widlanski
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