Here are the guys who aren’t playing tonight (and the new starter in his place):
Clinton Portis (Marcus Mason)
Jon Jansen (Stephon Heyer)
Antwaan Ranle El (James Thrash)
Todd Wade is also out
Jason Taylor (Rob Jackson)
Cornelius Griffin (Anthony Montgomery)
Andre Carter (Demtric Evans)
Marcus Washington (Alfred Fincher)
London Fletcher (HB Blades)
Rocky McIntosh (Curtis Gatewood)
Shawn Springs (Justin Tryon)
Carlos Rogers (Matteral Richardson)
LaRon Landry (Chris Horton)
Khary Campbell, Fred Smoot and Byron Westbrook are also not participating tonight.
So much for Portis saying he was going to play. Interesting that Marcus Mason is going to get some run with the starters. This could be his big audition.
One last thing, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was doing plenty of hob-knobbing with various members of the Redskins organization at midfield during warmups. He spent a lot of time talking to London Fletcher, but he also chatted up Vinny Cerrato, Dan Snyder and several other players/coaches.