Spare Parts Hold Defense Together Just Fine
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 -- As they prepared to face the [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/National+Football+League?tid=informline"]NFL[/URL]'s sixth-ranked offense, the [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Washington+Redskins?tid=informline"]Washington Redskins[/URL] had nearly as many substitutes as starters in their practice-field defensive group last week. [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Jason+Taylor?tid=informline"]Jason Taylor[/URL], the star offseason acquisition, was out with a calf injury. [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Andre+Carter?tid=informline"]Andre Carter[/URL], the other starter at defensive end, was in California handling a family matter. Linebacker [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Marcus+Washington?tid=informline"]Marcus Washington[/URL] was out with a recurring hamstring problem, and cornerback [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Shawn+Springs?tid=informline"]Shawn Springs[/URL] was sidelined with a calf issue.
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