Redskins RB Ryan Torain appeared to have reinjured a hamstring injury during pregame warm-ups for the Monday-night home game against Philadelphia, The Washington Post reported. As a result, Keiland Williams started at running back while Torain was riding an exercise bike on the sideline, apparently trying to loosen up the hamstring.
Williams had seven carries for 21 yards in the first half. McNabb had the team's only other rushing attempt before halftime.
Washington RB Clinton Portis was inactive for Monday night's game against the Eagles with a lingering groin injury, marking the fifth consecutive game he has missed. Torain had been slated to start a fifth consecutive game in place of Portis. Torain suffered the hamstring injury in a Week Eight game against Detroit, prior to the Redskins' bye week.
Other Redskins inactives Monday night, besides Portis, were CBs Kevin Barnes and Derrick Dockery, RB Chad Simpson, LB Perry Riley and D-linemen Jeremy Jarmon and Anthony Bryant. John Beck was designated as the emergency quarterback.
The Eagles' inactives were CB Ellis Hobbs, S Will Allen, OT King Dunlap, OG Reggie Wells, DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, TE Garrett Mills and WR Chad Hall. Mike Kafka was Philadelphia's emergency QB.