The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... The Redskins are planning as if they won’t have Smith next season, sources say. They believe he’ll miss the entire season with his broken leg issues and are acting accordingly.
Diehards Line:Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, if Smith is somehow ready, the team will be pleasantly surprised. As NFL.com noted, images of Smith's leg, wrapped and held in place by an intricate brace, surfaced last week when he made an appearance at a Washington Wizards game, and caused newfound concern about Smith's playing future. It wasn't a simple cast Smith was wearing. This new information falls in line with what we saw of Smith. Washington struggled without Smith after he was hurt, turning to Colt McCoy, who also was knocked out for the season by injury, Mark Sanchez, and finally, Josh Johnson. The team finished 7-9.