The Washington Times - November 6, 2009, 11:33AM

Safety Chris Horton and linebacker H.B. Blades are both practicing despite ailing knees.

Horton tweaked a knee late during Thursday’s practice. Blades, who had his right knee scoped on Oct. 27, the day after he partially tore its meniscus, was in drills after working on his own the past two days.


The presence of Horton and Blades left only punter Hunter Smith (groin), tight end Chris Cooley (ankle) and cornerback Byron Westbrook (knee) not practicing and definitely out for Sunday’s game at Atlanta.

— David Elfin