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Eagles Vs. Redskins: Ryan Torain Expects To Play On Monday

It looks like the Washington Redskins will have at least one of their starting-quality running backs in the lineup on Monday Night against the Eagles. Ryan Torain, who left the team's last game against the Detroit Lions with a hamstring injury, said today that he expects to play.

Via TBD's Mike Jones:

He was limited in practice earlier this week, but didn't reported [sic.] any problems the last three days. Torain said in the locker room afterwards that he feels good and expects to play.

Torain's presence is particularly important because Clinton Portis' groin injury doesn't appear to have healed well just yet. Had Torain not been able to play, Keiland Williams would have started. Prior to his injury, Torain had emerged as a solid starter. He will need to run the ball effectively against an Eagles team that ranks 13th in the league in rushing defense.