Defensive end Andre Carter is a second alternate. His 11 sacks are his most since he had 12.5 with San Francisco in 2002.
“From my experience, the [4-11] record can be a big impact,” Carter said. “And as a team, we controlled that.”
Strongside linebacker Brian Orakpo is the Redskins’ only Pro Bowl player. He credited Fletcher for his instant impact.
“You see Brian, and he’s extremely humble, and you appreciate that,” Fletcher said. “He’s done it the right way. He wants to get better each and every week.”
Two to IR
The Redskins’ injured reserve list now includes 12 players after safety Reed Doughty (ankle) and right guard Mike Williams (toe) were taken off the 53-man roster Wednesday. Signed to the active roster were running back P.J. Hill and cornerback Marcus McCauley.
Doughty was injured during his first career interception Sunday night. Kareem Moore is slated to make his second start in his place. Paul Fanaika, Edwin Williams and Will Montgomery are vying for the right guard position, but Zorn said a decision won’t be made until the weekend.
Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (hip), receiver Devin Thomas (ankle) and safety LaRon Landry (mild concussion) did not practice. Landry was sent home because of headaches but is expected to play. Linebacker Rocky McIntosh (back) and receiver Santana Moss (knee) were limited.