Redskins CB Rogers downplays sore calf, hopes to face Giants

Washington Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers hopes his nagging sore calf won't sideline him against the New York Giants in the season finale, according to The Washington Post.

Rogers left Sunday's 20-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half due to the calf injury and did not return.

"It's alright, right now," Rogers told The Post after the game. "It's kind of straining a little bit. I know from the previous one I had last training camp, if I kept going, I was going to pop. And I didn't want to do that."

Rogers intercepted Jaguars quarterback David Garrard on Jacksonville's initial possession to set up the Redskins' first touchdown. It was Rogers' second interception of the season, to go along with 54 total tackles.

The sixth-year veteran leads a banged-up Redskins' defense that played against the Jaguars minus several starters, including linebacker Brian Orakpo and safeties Reed Doughty and Kareem Moore.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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