Redskins’ loss was painful, and painfully close to something better

Mason Foster tackles Kareem Hunt. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mason Foster and Zach Brown stood in front of their lockers late Monday night and stared, amused, at Foster’s foot and middle toe. The toe was a deep purple, almost the color of grape jelly. The foot was the same color, and bulging like it had been stuffed with mini marshmallows. Those weren’t Foster’s real injuries, though — he played through a shoulder that had been dislocated two weeks earlier. (“It’s whatever,” the linebacker said of his shoulder. “Once it was strapped down, I felt all right. As long as I can tackle, I’ll be all right.”)

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