The Redskins top two running backs - Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain - have been shelved due to injuries and even after the bye week each are going to be a gametime decision for Monday night's showdown with the Eagles. Both players were limited participants in Thursday's practice.
Portis has been sidelined since the first matchup with the Eagles back in Week 4 due to a groin injury. Torain, who took over as the starter in Portis' absence, missed the second half of the Redskins' most recent game - a loss to the Lions two weeks ago - because of a hamstring injury.
Keiland Williams is the next in line if neither Portis nor Torain can suit up. Practice squad running back James Davis reportedly turned down an offer to sign with Carolina's 53-man roster, which could signal a promotion to the active roster is in his near future.
Quarterback Donovan McNabb was declared not to be 100 percent in a conference call between head coach Mike Shanahan and Philadelphia reporters on Thursday. McNabb was a full participant with a hamstring and groin injuries.
Wide receiver and return specialist Brandon Banks is recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He did not practice on Thursday, but is hoping to be ready by Monday night. Linebacker Brian Orakpo, the team's leading sack artist with 7.0, did not practice due to a back injury. It does not appear that it will keep him out for Monday's game.
For the complete Eagles-Redskins injury report, click here.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:55 p.m., November 11