Penalty for London Fletcher hit leaves Redskins’ defense miffed

The chewed-up turf at FedEx Field a day after the Army-Navy game didn’t please the Redskins. There were significant brown patches between the hash marks, especially close to midfield.

Tackle Jammal Brown believed field conditions contributed to the left groin injury he aggravated during pregame warm-ups.

“I slipped a little bit as I was doing my drills, got overextended,” said Brown, who did not play as a result. “That field out there wasn’t too good. I went to go right. When I went to push off this [left] leg, I put all my weight on it and it slipped out from under me. I kind of almost did the splits.”

Orakpo called the field “messed up” and the “worst I’ve ever played on in my life.”

“The Army-Navy game really tore it up,” Orakpo said.

The Redskins left the end zones painted with “Army” and “Navy” as part of their weekend-long salute to the military.

Cook, Torain inactive

Lineman Erik Cook, the team’s only backup center, wasn’t active for the first time this season. Combined with Brown’s pregame injury, the Redskins played with one backup lineman.

Running back Ryan Torain wasn’t active, either. Torain fell out of the backfield rotation with Roy Helu’s emergence and additional work for Evan Royster after his elevation from the practice squad. Torain, who led the Redskins in rushing last season, hasn’t recorded a carry since Nov. 20 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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