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News & Notes: Griffin Listed as Day-to-Day

For a Redskins team already with injury concerns, it was good news when defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin jogged off the field under his own power after suffering a sprained knee in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

On Sunday, Griffin declined to discuss the injury with the media, but he did say: "I'll be all right. I'm just taking it day to day."

Griffin is expected to "miss some time" as a result of the sprained knee, but the injury is not considered serious, head coach Joe Gibbs said.

It is expected that he will be ready for the regular season opener on Sept. 11.

The Redskins emerged from the Jets game without any serious injury concerns, Gibbs said.

Tight end Robert Johnson has a sprained ankle and linebacker Khary Campbell has a bruised knee. Both are listed as day to day.

Meantime, several players who sat out the Jets game could be ready to return to practice this week.

Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd received treatment for his hamstring injury on Sunday and he is improving.

Team officials said that offensive lineman Jim Molinaro and cornerback Ade Jimoh could return to practice this week. Molinaro had undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery two weeks ago and Jimoh has been slowed by a bruised sternum.

Meantime, running back Clinton Portis (shoulder), cornerback Shawn Springs (abdomen) and defensive end Phillip Daniels (back) all continue to rehab their injuries.

It is hoped that Portis and Springs will be at full health for the season opener. Daniels was at Redskins Park on Sunday and team officials reported marked improvement in his recovery.

-- 23 PLAYS, 76 YARDS

The Redskins' second- and third-team defense needs work this preseason, but the New York Jets' third-quarter drive was perhaps more than what coaches and players had in mind.

The Jets, led by quarterback Brooks Bollinger, took over possession at their own 20-yard line with 12:18 left in the third quarter. They proceeded to go on a stunning 23-play, 76-yard drive that chewed up nearly 12 minutes off the game clock.

Check that: it was actually a 27-play drive, because there were four penalties, including one on the Redskins. The drive included seven first downs by the Jets' offense.

"Nobody likes those drives," defensive end Andre Carter said. "It makes all of us a little more humble--not that we aren't always humble. But you just always have to go back to your basics and do what you need to do."

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