The Washington Times - November 11, 2009, 04:50PM

To recognize Veterans Day on Wednesday, a busload of retired service men and women attended practice at Redskin Park.

Twenty five individuals from the Southeast Veterans Service Center in the District talked with coach Jim Zorn and several players after practice. Zorn and the players signed autographs.


Zorn said his uncle served in the Korean War and comes from a military family.

“Back in 1971, when I was getting out of high school, I had a draft number and it was an interesting time in my life,” Zorn said. “I don’t think we really realized what that meant. I ended up not getting drafted into the service, but I know my life would have changed dramatically had I been drafted.

“It’s great our country honors our veterans. There’s a lot of sacrifice not only with that person but with the families of those men and women that serve.”

Quick injury updates

*Chris Horton underwent toe surgery this afternoon. He’s out for the year.

*Jason Campbell was limited but will start Sunday.

*Clinton Portis visited a team doctor today in the District for his concussion and Zorn said he’s “very, very doubtful,” for Sunday.

*Punter Hunter Smith will try to kick late in the week and then a decision will be made on whether to cut or keep Sam Paulescu.

*The work day was moved up because of rain. The Redskins practiced at 11:30 a.m. and were off the field by 1:15 p.m.

*Zorn said tight end Chris Cooley (broken ankle) will be re-evaulated in another 10-12 days.

— Ryan O’Halloran