- GOP hopes taking shutdown off the table with budget deal will pay dividends
- Chinese Death Star: The moon cited as the perfect launch pad for ballistic missiles
- Help wanted: Homeland Security plagued by vacancies at the top
- We are not amused: Queen’s protection officers warned to keep ‘sticky fingers’ off the royal cashews
- Unleash the crossbows: Gov. Scott Walker creates new hunting season
- Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar
- G-20 diplomats fell for hacker attack promising nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni
- Minnesota guardsman charged with stealing private soldier data for fake IDs
- Florida appeals court rules universities can’t regulate guns
- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
Redskins showed interest in ex-Eagle Jason Babin
Jason Babin didn’t wind up with the Washington Redskins, awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, but coach Mike Shanahan liked him enough to try to nab him.
“We thought enough about him to put a claim on,” Shanahan said. “He’s an excellent pass-rusher; everybody knows what he’s done. We know a number of guys that know him quite well. Obviously, we put a claim on, but we didn’t get him.”
The Redskins could use more help with their pass rush, especially after losing Brian Orakpo early in the season with a torn left pectoral muscle. Ryan Kerrigan essentially has been on his own rushing from the outside, with ends Stephen Bowen and Jarvis Jenkins more dependable at stopping the run.
Babin went from the 3-8 Eagles to the 2-9 Jaguars. Asked by Jacksonville reporters if he would’ve rather been claimed by a contender, he said: “I didn’t think about it because I didn’t have control of it. There’s no reason to worry about things you can’t control.”
“You never know. All you can do is worry about something you control. They’re getting a lot of treatment every day,” Shanahan said. “They both want to play. They’re both doing everything they can to play. We’ll just take it day by day and see the progress that they make.”
Fletcher, who is tied for the active NFL record streak of games played with 235, suffered a setback with his left ankle injury against the Dallas Cowboys and has not practiced since.
Williams suffered a deep left thigh bruise in a collision with left guard Kory Lichtensteiger at Dallas. He’s confident that he’ll be able to go Monday.
Kehl could step in now
Bryan Kehl was disappointed when the Redskins cut him just before the start of the regular season, but the 28-year-old linebacker was thrilled to be back. Washington claimed Kehl off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs this week, and he is expected to be active against the Giants.
“That was one of the biggest reliefs is not having to learn another defense. It’s all fresh,” Kehl said. “Plus having been here in the offseason and the OTAs and all that stuff, being out there today it was just clicking. It’s like riding a bike. It just comes right back to you.”
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- WHYNO: Tomas Vokoun gets unexpected Stanley Cup shot with Penguins
- Brandon Meriweather, Redskins' secondary ready for bounceback year
- Kirk Cousins embraces role as Redskins' offseason starter as RG3 rehabs from injury
- Capitals notes: Realignment won't prompt roster remake
- Despite Caps' first-round playoff exit, Adam Oates' first season as coach left a positive taste
Latest Blog Entries
- Redskins injury updates (5/23): WR Pierre Garcon, CB Josh Wilson each had labrum surgery
- Capitals 'love' Matt Hendricks, but how much?
- Wojtek Wolski signs in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League
- Tom Poti won't return to Capitals, plans to continue his NHL career
- Is Tom Wilson ready to be a regular for Capitals?
By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
- NAPOLITANO: A conspiracy so vast
- Obama's Afghanistan experts stumped on U.S. death toll, war costs during hearing
- House votes for bargain to end budget drama
- Comma on!: Twitter erupts over Obama-Castro 'marriage'
- Spike in battlefield deaths linked to restrictive rules of engagement
- Jane Fonda Foundation fails to make single contribution in 5 years: report
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
- U.S. debt jumps a record $328 billion tops $17 trillion for first time
- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Covering the world of soccer, including the World Cup, Major League Soccer, D.C. United and the English Premier League and other interesting sporting events.
Born in 1930 in rural Missouri, Charles Vandegriffe, Sr., brings his time and place to the Communities.
Columns from Voices around the World talking about the events, people, politics and social issues that concern us wherever, and whoever, we are.
Extraordinary day at Redskins Park
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow