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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Chris Baker
In Philadelphia, fans once booed Santa Claus, so it should come as no surprise they would throw eggs at the Redskins team bus. Stay classy Philadelphia.
The problem is that this isn't last year, no matter how many times the tired comparison is mentioned in the locker room. That's why the Robert Griffin III tried, without much success, to explain how the Redskins lost to a team that had just one win, played without six starters and feature a quarterback rotation that seems to be drawn out of a horned Vikings hat each week.
The Chicago Bears were already losing games. Now they're going to be without their most important players on both sides of the ball.
Coach Marc Trestman announced the news Monday, a day after Cutler suffered a muscle tear in his groin during a 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins. Briggs left the game with a small fracture in his shoulder.
Orakpo took his first career interception 29 yards into the end zone to break a 10-10 tie at 13:38 of the second.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler injured his groin while being sacked in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, and he was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Laughter competed with hip-hop beats for dominance inside the Washington Redskins' locker room after practice Monday afternoon. A blackjack game broke out, as usual. A$AP Rocky's latest single blasted from speakers in the center of the room. Nose tackle Chris Baker danced because that's what he does every day.
Coach Mike Shanahan likes to preach to his players that injuries shouldn't carry with them any drop-off to the next guy in line. As Chris Wilson and Rob Jackson battled this week for Brian Orakpo's starting spot, both assured there would be no noticeable decline.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon was inactive for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams because of a right foot injury.
Chris Baker had plenty of incentive.
Left tackle Trent Williams made progress Tuesday in working back from a bone bruise in his left foot. As the Washington Redskins prepared for Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Bears, he took part in about half of team drills before sitting out the remainder.
Nose tackle Chris Neild was a fixture for the Washington Redskins during his rookie season, but this training camp was a battle for him just to make the team. With Chris Baker excelling, the pressure was on Neild to earn a spot behind starter Barry Cofield.
Here are some thoughts and observations from Friday afternoon's Redskins practice:
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit last week on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.
Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman looks to rebound from one of his worst outings of the season.
Baker claimed that McCown's scrambling ability didn't change much defensively for Washington given that Cutler can use his legs, too.
"It felt great to get your first sack," Baker said. "I was disappointed that [Cutler] got hurt. It also felt good that you took someone out, but you never want someone to get hurt."