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One of best movie lines Mickey Rourke ever uttered was the one he laid on William Hurt in "Body Heat": "Any time you try a decent crime, you got 50 ways you're gonna [mess] up. If you can think of 25 of them, then you're a genius."
The Washington Redskins reported to work Sunday clinging to a flicker of hope. It wasn't necessarily about qualifying for the playoffs, mind you. They hoped that what they accomplished offensively the past two weeks was hard evidence that they had distanced themselves from the embarrassments of earlier this season.
There was a sense of the season ending Sunday at FedEx Field, even though we still have a month to go. Just as the Washington Redskins were getting under way against the New York Jets, SI.com reported that Trent Williams and Fred Davis stood to miss the last four games because of drug violations that had previously been whispered about.
The Redskins' kicking game delivered another hiccup Sunday, when Graham Gano's kickoff after the go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter traveled just 45 yards.
Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams face a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to a Sports Illustrated report.
Roy Helu's individual brilliance on his 28-yard touchdown run in last Sunday's victory served as the exclamation point on the his breakout game. The Washington Redskins' rookie running back hurdled a cornerback, bulldozed a safety and then raced to the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown that will be replayed for years to come.
Another week, another injury, another missed game for Washington Redskins' LaRon Landry. This time a strained left groin will keep him out of Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
Earlier this season, it was an Achilles tendon injury, a carryover from last year, that kept LaRon Landry from his appointed rounds as the Washington Redskins' strong safety. Now it's a groaning groin. He missed practice again Thursday, and his game-day status — with the New York Jets coming to town — is once more in doubt.