Redskins report

November 22, 1996|By Bill Free

What's new: Redskins running back Terry Allen hung up on a conference call with the San Francisco media this week after reporters insisted on asking him about his past history of knee injuries. Allen repeatedly told them he wasn't going to talk about the knees and when the fourth knee question came, he cut the connection.

Next game: The return of 49ers QB Steve Young notwithstanding, many people around Redskin Park are anticipating a possible matchup between 36-year-old Washington cornerback Darrell Green and 34-year-old 49ers receiver Jerry Rice. Green wouldn't say he has been assigned to cover Rice, but he did talk at length about what it would mean to be matched up against the NFL's career leader in touchdowns (163), receptions (1,011) and receiving yardage (15,971).

"If you're around the game for any time, these are the kind of challenges you love," Green said. "Jerry Rice has been the best for so long because he has speed, great hands, desire and an incredible will to go out there and do anything it takes to win a game. It magnifies how great he is that everything has changed around him and he's still the same player."

What Norv Turner said: "Steve Young's as good as it gets. He's awfully tough to defend. You're always concerned about any player's safety [Young's two concussions in the past several weeks] but I'm sure he wouldn't be playing if he wasn't ready and there was any danger for him."

Injuries: DE Sterling Palmer missed practice for the second straight day yesterday with a sore left knee that was aggravated by playing on AstroTurf on Sunday in Philadelphia. He has been downgraded from probable to questionable.

Pub Date: 11/22/96

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