Redskins report

THE BALTIMORE SUN

What's new: Washington starting center Cory Raymer and starting defensive end Sterling Palmer are both planning to return to action Oct. 27 against the Indianapolis Colts at RFK Stadium.

With Palmer out one more week and starting defensive tackle Marc Boutte likely sidelined two weeks with a knee injury, coach Norv Turner said Tony Woods would start again this week in place of Palmer at left end and William Gaines would replace Boutte at left tackle.

Next game: Sunday is the last time the New York Giants will play the Redskins at RFK Stadium, prompting past and present players and coaches on both teams to reminisce about their favorite plays or games on the popular grass turf at the old stadium.

Giants quarterback Dave Brown said he was a teen-ager growing up in New Jersey (Westfield) when he used to watch the Giants and Redskins mix it up at RFK. "I always liked to watch Mark Rypien rolling out and going deep with a pass," Brown said.

Just last week, New England Patriots coach Bill Parcells, who coached the Giants from 1983 to 1990, talked fondly of the "tremendous battles" he was involved in as Giants coach against Washington at RFK. "Those games were special because there were so many great players on both teams," said Parcells. "We might not see anything like that again."

What Norv Turner said: "There is so much room for us to get better. I break it down first of all by individuals. Look at yourself and if you're in there for 40 plays, look at the number of plays where you can play better than you did. It's amazing if you do that player by player, how there is great room for improvement on this football team. It's hard for me to say how good we are because I just see us as a very young football team that is doing good things right now, but can improve so much."

Pub Date: 10/18/96

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