Springs OK – Out for San Francisco
By: Scott Hurrey 
Posted: 2004-12-17
Category: Washington Redskins News
Shawn Springs has been a beast for the Redskins this season. He has been a key contributor on a defense ranked in the top 2 consistently this season, leading the team with four interceptions.

This past weekend, the Eagles Josh Parry knocked Springs unconscious with a vicious blind-side hit. Springs was immobilized and carted off the field before a collectively hushed 91,000 fans.

Springs spent the night at the Virginia Medical Center as a precaution, and was released Monday morning to recover at home. He will likely miss Saturday’s game in San Francisco.

Hog Wire Notebook

Former Redskin quarterbacks Mark Rypien and Joe Theismann were brought in by Coach Gibbs to visit with the players last week.

Brandon Noble was voted by the team to receive the Ed Block Courage award for 2004. Each team selects one individual who recovered from injury to maintain a high level of professionalism each year to receive the award named for the long-time Baltimore Colts trainer.

The Quarterback Club named Cornelius Griffin the 2004 Washington Redskins Player of the Year Tuesday night. Also nominated for the award, were Antonio Pierce, Fred Smoot and Sean Springs.

Chris Cooley was named the Redskins’ 2004 Walter Payton man of the year finalist. The award is given annually to the player who has demonstrated an outstanding balance between off-the-field community service and playing excellence. The award will be presented at a press conference during Super Bowl weekend

Cooley continues to grab the attention of quarterback Patrick Ramsey in key situations. The rookie H-back was second on the team last week with 5 receptions for 75 yards.

Laveranues Coles had a career-high 12 catches for 100 yards. Coles gave an inspirational performance, showing the brilliance the team has come to expect since they lured him away from the Jets in 2003.

Ryan Boschetti, an undrafted rookie defensive lineman, made his first career start against the Eagles. Boschetti got the nod due to a plethora of injuries on the defensive line.

The Redskins set a Joe Gibbs record for most penalty yards in a single game, with 12 for 137 yards. Costly penalties continue to plague the Redskins this season, as they are on pace to break the all-time franchise mark for penalties in a season.

-- JansenFan
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