If Smith were to start instead of veteran Sean Locklear, the Redskins would have rookies at left tackle and left guard. Smith and left guard Maurice Hurt worked next to each other in the preseason, so Smith is confident they’d partner well.
“It’s a good chemistry there,” he said.
Landry out; Rocca still unhappy about penalty call
Strong safety LaRon Landry will miss his second straight game with a groin injury. He also missed the first two games of the season with a strained hamstring, and he sat out the Week 11 loss to Dallas with a sore Achilles tendon.
Punter Sav Rocca (left ankle) will play against New England. It’s safe to say he disagreed with how officials called the play on which he was hurt last week.
New York Jets linebacker Garret McIntyre New York dove into Rocca’s plant leg while attempting to block a punt in the second quarter. McIntyre rolled up Rocca’s ankle. He was penalized for running into the kicker instead of roughing the kicker. The latter would have resulted in a first down for the Redskins.
“I don’t think I’m allowed to comment on that,” Rocca said. “Plus the words, you wouldn’t be able to print them.”
“Before any game we go to, they’ve got a number of different type of shoes that they have the ability to put on just because of the conditions of the field — if it’s turf or grass or if it’s raining,” coach Mike Shanahan said.
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