CB Phillip Buchanon benched in second half

The Redskins entered Sunday's game against the Giants with a depleted secondary. Cornerback Carlos Rogers was out with a hamstring problem for the second time in three weeks, and safety LaRon Landry missed his third straight game with an Achilles' tendon injury.

With that, veteran Phillip Buchanon, who has played well over the past month, started at cornerback. But by the second half, Buchanon had been replaced by third-year cornerback Kevin Barnes. Coach Mike Shanahan was asked why.

"Because he wasn't playing good enough in the first half," Shanahan said. "He was benched."

That left Barnes with his most extensive playing time of his career. He was credited with three tackles and one pass defended. Buchanon was in on four tackles in the first half, and he also broke up one pass.

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