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McCants Active For Bengals Game

Wide receiver Darnerien McCants was among the active players for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The fourth-year player, among five wide receivers active for the game, was active for his second game of the season.

McCants got in the game late in the fourth quarter and was key on the Redskins' lone touchdown drive of the game. He caught two passes for 46 yards, including a 27-yarder, to help set up Patrick Ramsey's 9-yard touchdown pass to Chris Cooley.

The score pulled the Redskins to within 17-10, but the Bengals held on to win the game.

Last week, head coach Joe Gibbs discussed the difficulty the team has had in activating McCants. The offense has mostly activated four wide receivers for games this season. Every NFL team must deactivate seven players each week.

"Darnerien has worked hard," Gibbs said. "I like his attitude on the practice field. He can make plays for us. We've tried several times to find a way to get him up."

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