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Hall was given two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on the play. And while it didn’t have an impact on the result of the game, it could hurt the Redskins if he’s unable to play next week against the Carolina Panthers.
Shanahan said he was “very disappointed” in Hall losing his cool.
“We talk about that all the time: keeping your composure regardless what happens, regardless what the situation is,” he said. “You never put your team in that type of situation. Any situation, you can’t do it.”
Fletcher’s streak alive
Fletcher’s active NFL record streak of consecutive games played appeared to be in jeopardy as the linebacker dealt with head and hamstring injuries. But he practiced Friday and played against the Steelers, his 232nd straight game dating to 1998.
“I felt [hesitant] a little bit on some stuff, but overall I think I was happy that I was able to get through the game,” Fletcher said. “That was the main thing. I don’t feel like I set myself back any.”
Fletcher, who had six tackles, noted that the hamstring was not 100 percent.
“I was well enough to play,” he said. “I don’t know that anybody’s 100 percent at this point in time.”
Cooley a nonfactor
Chris Cooley was a starter in his first game back with the Redskins, but he made no real impact in the loss at Pittsburgh. Playing alongside Logan Paulsen to begin the game, he was used in a very limited role. Cooley had no catches Sunday.
“It did feel good for me to be back in the game, but at the same time, it was hard watching them play,” he said. “I think this is our worst performance as a team. So it’s frustrating for me to be back there and watch that happen.”
Linebacker Perry Riley strained a hamstring in the fourth quarter and did not return. … Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who spent two seasons with the Redskins, suffered a concussion in the third quarter and did not return.
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