Redskins stories not involving Albert Haynesworth? Sign me up. Unfortunately, it isn’t great news for those hoping that Donovan McNabb would be able to survive camp unscathed. After suffering a minor ankle injury during last Saturday’s game against Baltimore, Mike Shanahan will hold the new Redskins quarterback out of Friday’s preseason game against the Jets in the New Meadowlands. The only concern here is that the third preseason game, as the Post‘s Barry Svrluga noted, is often the most important tune-up:
Starters traditionally receive the most time in the third preseason game and then largely rest in the fourth, allowing players who are on the fringes of the roster to compete for the final few jobs.
Hopefully McNabb’s ankle is good to go by the opener against Dallas on the 12th. The regular season is coming; soon enough, we’ll actually be reporting about something that counts.