ASHBURN, Va. -- Sufficiently chastened for picking the wrong week to show love for the city of Philadelphia, Clinton Portis switched headgear Friday and wore a Washington Nationals baseball cap at practice.
Portis said his misstep wasn't intentional. He simply picked out the Phillies cap because it was red, and it went with his red hoodie.
It was pointed out to Portis on Thursday that the Nationals' caps are red, so he could've kept his color scheme intact without resorting to the opponent's city. He answered that he didn't own a Nationals cap.
So where did he find one?
"The Nationals sent it over," he said. "Thank you, Nats."
Portis, who has missed four games with a third-degree separation of his left groin, will see a doctor Saturday. He hasn't been ruled out for Monday's game, but Shanahan said it's important to be careful when returning from that type of injury.
Kick returner Brandon Banks caught some kicks during practice, just nine days after having knee surgery. Shanahan said Banks will be a game-time decision.
Notes: The team chose center Casey Rabach (offense), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (defense) and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (special teams) to join quarterback Donovan McNabb and linebacker London Fletcher as captains for the rest of the season. ... Shanahan said he has cameras in every meeting room to help keep tabs on his team. He says he got the idea from Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh in San Francisco. Asked if he has cameras in the media room, Shanahan laughed and said: "I know I can't do that."
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