Redskins report

November 04, 1997|By Bill Free

Last game: 31-8 victory over Chicago Bears on Sunday

Record: 5-4

Highlights: The Redskins scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and never looked back at Soldier Field. Washington's troubled run defense limited Raymont Harris to 43 yards rushing and the Bears to 62 yards on the ground. Gus Frerotte completed nine of 11 for 113 yards and one touchdown in the first half. Frerotte wound up with 14 of 20 for 192 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Terry Allen returned to form after missing two games with a sprained left knee. Allen rushed for 125 yards on 20 carries and caught two passes for 25 yards. The return of No. 1 draft choice Kenard Lang at left defensive end after he had missed five games was a major boost to the run defense.

Lowlights: Washington had six penalties for 56 yards and Frerotte fumbled on a mixup with Allen. The pass defense allowed 18 first downs, but many of them came in the fourth quarter when the outcome was not in doubt.

News: Redskins general manager Charley Casserly said yesterday that there is no chance holdout defensive tackle Sean Gilbert will come to terms before today's 4 p.m. deadline for playing this season. If Gilbert doesn't report by 4 o'clock today, he has to sit out the rest of the season.

Next game: Detroit Lions (4-5), at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. The Lions were beaten, 20-10, Sunday night by the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Norv Turner says: "I was hoping somebody from the media would be calling me tonight [Monday] and saying something new was up with Sean Gilbert. If we had stayed healthy this season, Sean's absence would not have been as big a factor."

Injuries: WR Michael Westbrook (sprained knee), OT Ed Simmons (sprained calf muscle), LB Ken Harvey (sore shoulder), DE Kelvin Kinney (sprained ankle), CB Cris Dishman (sore shoulder), S Leomont Evans (sprained knee). Westbrook and Simmons are the only two who are definitely out for the Lions.

Pub Date: 11/04/97

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