Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
NEW YORK -- New Redskins cornerback Kevin Barnes just spoke with reporters on a conference call. He was asked about the shoulder injury at Maryland that caused him to miss the final seven games of his senior season:
"I was going for a hit and just got hit in an awkward part of my shoulder, the back of my shoulder," said Barnes. "It was diagnosed as a fracture in my shoulder blade. They inserted a pin in. I think this happened the second week of October and I had the surgery the last weekend of October and I've just been rehabbing. Actually, by the time we were practicing for our bowl, because we played our bowl in Boise, I was actually practicing again, but they weighed my options and said, 'It would probably be best for you to not play in this game because your career is on the line. We don't want you to get hurt again.' I've been healthy for a while now."
The Cowboys just selected Oregon State defensive end Victor Butler.