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Per the Redskins Insider we've lost another player to injury, this time reserve RB and kickoff returner Rock Cartwright:

Running back Rock Cartwright injured his left ankle Tuesday when a teammate stepped on him. The injury has grown worse in the last couple days with some tendinitis developing, so he has been held out of workouts. . . .
[The player who stepped on him was Zach Latimer, per the Times.] Is tendinitis contagious? Because it doesn't bode well for our medical staff that two of four running backs have suffered tendinitis in the past few weeks. The most troubling aspect of this injury is that there's an eerie sense the team could be thinner at RB than we should be, which is what precipitated (incorrectly, in my opinion) the TJ Duckett trade last year, as an insurance policy. Hopefully, with the emergence of Ladell Betts last season and the addition of Derrick Blaylock, the team won't repeat that mistake.

That's the bad news, though there's plenty of good as well. Les Carpenter paints a very positive picture of Al Saunders' offense developing well this offseason, with a quote from Cooley to substantiate the claim. Conventional wisdom is that the Saunders' offense takes a year to learn and... we've had a year to learn. Also, MRI on Santana Moss revealed no damage to his hip, Marshall is out with "sore"ness in his hammy. Marcus Washington will join the team by the June minicamp.

We signed a WR, Terry Mitchell out of Grand Valley State. His draft profile reveals little besides the fact he's over 6 feet tall and just a skosh over 200 LBS. Also was a track star in JuCo, so he might have some speed working with that large(r) frame. Speaking of his time at Junior College:

Junior College: Caught 106 passes for 1,534 yards and 22 TDs at Harper Junior College...Two-time all-league and all-region performer..Team captured back-to-back NJCAA National Championships...Hauled in 62 receptions for 875 yards and 13 TDs as a freshman...Caught 44 passes for 659 yards and eight TDs as a sophomore...Earned all-american honors in track...Part of a 4x100 relay team that captured the 2005 National Championship.
Also per Les Carpenter per Redskins Insider, the team released OL Cornelius Rogers. He survived just 10 days with the 'Skins.
[editor's note, by Skin Patrol] Here is a link to Les Carpenter's Washington Post article, Gibbs Mostly Mum About Absent Portis which reveals some interesting tidbits about CP. First, he's at home tending to personal matters which were scheduled well before the controversy. The timing is a bit suspicious, though I'll play ball for now. Further Coach "Gibbs also said the team is not too concerned about the tendinitis in Portis's knee that kept him out of workouts last week." So some more good news, by the sound of things.
Washington Times, Gibbs reiterates apology:
Director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer expects all of the recently injured players to be ready when OTAs resume June 5. Brunell and Washington are expected for minicamp June 15-17. Portis and perhaps Moss might not be back until training camp in late July.
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