- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 2, 2008

THE BUZZ

SHORT PRACTICES [UP]

Friday workouts quick, crisp and Zorn likes what he sees

“HALL OF FAME” GAME [DOWN]

Several potential inductees are expected to skip contest

COLT BRENNAN’S PLAYING TIME [UP]

If all goes well, he might play a whole half Sunday night

ERASMUS JAMES’ HEALTH [SIDEWAYS]

Defensive end still must show his knee is football-ready

SEEN AND HEARD in canton ohio

At the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinees Dinner, Darrell Green backpedaled across half the stage as he went up, prompting emcee Chris Mortensen of ESPN to joke that Green should follow Brett Favre’s lead and come out of retirement. Green, who played 20 years in the NFL, had made a similar joke earlier in the day at a news conference. …

cGreen was enthusiastic, pointing to the crowd during his remarks. Art Monk received a loud ovation when he made a point of singling out an entire section of Redskins supporters. …

cWilliam J. Healy II, the mayor of Canton, spoke briefly, noting what a D.C.-dominated crowd was on hand.

QUOTABLE

“It’s OK, it’s kind of like a game. You get some butterflies, but once you take that first hit, you’re ready to go.”

- Art Monk, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, on public speaking

LONG SHOT OF THE DAY

DT Matthias Askew, 6-5, 289, Michigan State

Cincinnati selected Askew in the fourth-round of the 2004 draft, but the team released during training camp in 2006. He spent camp with the Redskins last season before the team cut him Sept. 1. Cornelius Griffin, Anthony Montgomery and Kedric Golston are entrenched in the defense tackle rotation, while Askew must uproot either Lorenzo Alexander or Ryan Boschetti, who were on the roster last year.

- Corey Masisak and David Elfin

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