Thursday, September 16, 2010
Skins' Kareem Moore puts on the pads
By Dan Graziano
Washington Redskins safety Kareem Moore practiced in pads Thursday for the first time since he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 23 and there's a chance he could play against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Moore made a huge move in training camp and nailed down the starting position opposite LaRon Landry before suffering the injury. Reed Doughty's done a decent job in his absence, but he's not as good in coverage. Here's what coach Mike Shanahan said about Moore's return Thursday:
"Looked pretty good, like he's getting better," said Shanahan. "You've got to start working out before you can start going through football related drills, but you could see his agility is coming back and hopefully it won't be long."
I would be surprised if Moore plays Sunday, but there's a good chance he'd be ready the following week. In other injury news, Albert Haynesworth sprained his ankle Wednesday and didn't participate in team drills. But since he's played games after not practicing for years, I'd expect for Haynesworth to be in the mix. The Redskins need him to help slow down Texans running back Arian Foster, who ran for 231 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts.
I'd expect the Redskins to do a much better job against Foster than the Colts, who've lost Bob Sanders for the 17th consecutive season.