DeAngelo Hall says Achilles possibly torn

PHILADELPHIA -- Observed and heard in the Washington Redskins' locker room after their 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles'

  • Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said doctors think he tore his Achilles' tendon, which, if true, would end his season. He was on crutches after the game and clearly down as he hobbled to the trainers' room. Teammates took the news hard and said his absence would be felt not only on the field, but also in the meeting rooms. He constantly talked to cornerback David Amerson, for example, about life as a cornerback and would help him correct mistakes in-game.

  • Guard Shawn Lauvao walked gingerly with a wrap around his right knee. He aggravated an injury that he suffered the past week.

  • The Redskins' offense produced 511 yards and 34 points -- good enough to win most games, provided a team doesn't give up a 102-yard kickoff return. Although this was progress, it also ended in a loss. Players understood they could have won this game. They are trying hard not to sugarcoat losses with positives, even if some exist. Instead, as running back Roy Helu said, "Moral victories don't go too far."