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Buzbee out, Smoot limps off

Jul 20, 2008, 5:47 PM EDT

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The Washington Redskins lost a second defensive end for the season today as it was announced that Alex Buzbee ruptured his right Achilles’ tendon during the afternoon practice.

Phillip Daniels went out in the morning practice with an injured ACL.

Unlike Daniels, who was a projected starter, Buzbee was a long shot to make the team. Still, the departure of two DE’s from the lineup in one day leaves the Redskins thin at the position. With
Erasmus James unable to practice while he is recovering from knee problems of his own, the Redskins will have to do some shopping in a hurry.

One possibility would be to bring back Tommy Davis, a 2007 practice squad member, who was cut last week. They may work on a trade to fill the position, but in the meantime they need to get two warm bodies in there.

Cornerback Fred Smoot also suffered an injury in the afternoon, although his didn’t appear to be as serious. He sprained his left ankle and, according to Jim Zorn, the hope is that he will miss less than a week.

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