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Good and bad for Daniel in NFL preseason game

Thursday, September 3, 2009 | 11:26 p.m. CDT; updated 1:57 a.m. CDT, Friday, September 4, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Washington played without running back Clinton Portis and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, meanwhile Jacksonville's starters played most of the first half in a 24-17 triumph Thursday night that prevented a winless preseason for the Jaguars.

Several of the Washington starters stayed in just one series, and the Redskins (1-3) even skipped right over backup quarterback Todd Collins and on the second drive turned things over to rookie Chase Daniel, the former standout quarterback at Missouri.

Daniel, battling Colt Brennan for the third-string job, completed 8 of 16 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. But he fumbled on Quentin Groves' sack, and Jacksonville (1-3) scored three plays later.

Washington's first turnover was just as costly. After Josh Scobee's 23-yard field goal on the opening drive, Anthony Alridge fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Tiquan Underwood scooped it up at the 3-yard line, fell down and then crawled across the goal line for a 10-0 lead.

With most starters on the sideline and quarterbacks switching just about every drive, the Redskins couldn't find a rhythm. Dropped passes didn't help. Marko Mitchell dropped one, and Antwaan Randle El let a perfectly thrown deep ball from Jason Campbell slip through his fingers.

Campbell completed 4 of 6 passes for 33 yards.

Brennan was 10 of 14 for 83 yards before leaving the game with a hamstring injury.

Washington scored on Shaun Suisham's 48-yard field goal in the third quarter, Dominique Dorsey's short TD run in the fourth and Daniel's 4-yard TD pass Mitchell with 48 seconds left.

 


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