<
>

Gibbs expects Brunell to start on Sunday at Philly

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said he
expects quarterback Mark Brunell to start Sunday against the
Philadelphia Eagles.

Brunell sprained his right knee in last week's victory over the
New York Giants, but he practiced Friday for the second straight
day.

"Mark took most of the script and looked good," Gibbs said.
"I'm sure that's the way we'll start."

Brunell was injured when he was sacked early in the third
quarter against the Giants. Patrick Ramsey finished the game and
has been preparing to start the Eagles game if Brunell can't play.

The Redskins will clinch a playoff spot with a victory.

"It's tough for anyone to be on the sidelines, but it would be
especially tough now," Brunell said.

Cornerback Carlos Rogers did not practice Friday and is expected
to miss his third straight game with a torn biceps.