- Carlos Rogers is a "long shot" to play on Sunday, coach Mike Shanahan says. (Photo: Associated Press)
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said hobbled cornerback Carlos Rogers went through some individual drills today in practice, but still looks like a long shot to play on Sunday in the season finale against the New York Giants.
Rogers, who has missed three games this season with hamstring strains, injured a calf in last week’s game against Jacksonville and missed the entire second half. He missed both Wednesday and Thursday’s practices, and today’s activity has been the most he has been able to muster all week.
If Rogers can’t go, it’s likely that Phillip Buchanon would make his second straight start in place of Rogers and his fifth of the season.
Meanwhile, Shanahan said that it looks like right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo will be back on the field after missing last week with hamstring/groin injuries. And safety Reed Doughty, who missed last week’s game with a concussion, also appears set to play and start at strong safety.
Last week Kevin Barnes, who is a cornerback but has filled in at both safety positions, started at strong safety while Macho Harris made his first start for the Redskins at free safety. It's not yet clear who will start at free safety this week if Doughty can play on Sunday.