Jamarcus? You've got to be kidding

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:21 AM ET

Dan Snyder's fingerprints have to be all over this one.

Already dealing with the kind of locker room backlash only the benching of a popular player can create, the Washington Redskins yesterday brought in JaMarcus Russell for a workout.

The Redskins owner has been awfully quiet (for him) since hiring Mike Shanahan but his kind of move is right up his alley.

Russell, the colossal first overall bust, has been working out in Houston but the Redskins are the first team to bring him for a look.

He was one of 20 players the Redskins brought in yesterday as the team winds down for a bye week break.

Donovan McNabb doesn't appear worried by the move or the benching his coach chalked up, at least initially, to his lack of cardiovascular endurance. Even McNabb is mocking that one.

McNabb though refuses to criticize head coach Mike Shanahan for his decision to go with Rex Grossman instead of himself for the final two minutes of Sunday's loss.

McNabb's tight end, speaking perhaps more sensibly than anyone else on this subject, suggested in a radio interview yesterday that the real problem in Washington was the lack of protection McNabb is getting from his offensive line.


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