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Redskins LB Barnett has MCL sprain

Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced Monday that linebacker Nick Barnett will be sidelined for six weeks because of a third degree MCL sprain.

Barnett had 12 tackles in 14 games this season, his first with the Redskins.

The 32-year-old Barnett has 1,041 tackles, 20 1/2 sacks and 12 interceptions in 153 career games with the Packers, Bills and Redskins.

12/23 16:02:47 ET