Samuels May Be Out 1-2 Weeks; Haley To IR.

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Samuels May Be Out 1-2 Weeks; Haley To IR.

Postby Jake » Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:58 pm

Samuels Could Be Out 1-2 Weeks; Haley to IR

By Gary Fitzgerald
Left tackle Chris Samuels could miss 1-2 weeks with a sprained right knee suffered in Sunday night's game against the Miami Dolphins, head coach Steve Spurrier said in his Monday press conference.

Samuels was injured in the first half on a running play as the Redskins were about to score to go up 20-7. Reserve offensive lineman Brandon Winey stepped in for Samuels, who tested his knee on the sidelines in the third quarter in the hopes of returning to the game.

Winey stayed in the game and "played well," Spurrier said.

"Brandon hung in there pretty tough," he added. "We gave him a little help now and then, but he blocked [Miami defensive end] Jason Taylor pretty well. He got beat once, after Chris got beat once earlier, but I thought Brandon held up well in there."

Although Samuels' status for Sunday's game will be announced midweek, Spurrier is planning as if he will not have the two-time Pro Bowl left tackle this week. (Samuels is expected to have a MRI on Tuesday to determine the extent of the knee sprain.) Winey is slated to see the bulk of reps at left tackle in practice and start the game, he added.

Rookie wide receiver Taylor Jacobs also suffered a sprained knee in Sunday's game, but Spurrier was more optimistic that he'd have Jacobs' services for the New Orleans game.

Also, the Redskins announced that defensive tackle Jermaine Haley was placed on injured reserve and would miss the remainder of the season. Haley has been hampered by a fractured thumb and a shoulder sprain. He has been inactive for four of the team's last five games.

With Haley now on injured reserve, the Redskins have an available roster spot.

Extra Points

Darnerien McCants was walking on crutches at Redskin Park due to a knee contusion suffered in the Miami game. His status for Sunday's game is uncertain, but Spurrier did not include him among a list of injured players who he expects may not be able to play.

Ladell Betts, who has missed the last four games due to a fractured forearm, should be ready to return to practice this week, Spurrier said.
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