Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 4, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Chargers in Los Angeles.
Today’s schedule: Practice 11:40; Jay Gruden news conference and open locker room after practice, approx. 1:30
—Redskins @ Chargers (12/10) 6
—Cardinals @ Redskins (12/17) 13
—Broncos @ Redskins Christmas Eve (12/24) 20
Redskins one per player one-liners—Offense
QB Kirk Cousins—Even without Jackson and Garçon he continues to be on pace to throw for over 4,700 yards and 30 touchdowns.
QB Colt McCoy—He got into a game for the first time since the 2015 season finale but he did not attempt a pass.
RB Samaje Perine—On his first carry on Thursday he got 15 yards and on his subsequent 11 carries he gained 23 (2.1 per carry).
RB Byron Marshall—He produced some against Dallas and he will have to continue to do so in the important third-down back role over the next four games.
RB LeShun Daniels—The undrafted rookie probably won’t see much action this year but the Redskins should hang on to him to see if they can develop him over the offseason.
WR Josh Doctson—He has played every offensive snap the last two games, which is unusual for a wide receiver.
WR Ryan Grant—Raise your hand if before the season you had Grant being fourth on the team in receiving yards and second in touchdowns.
WR Jamison Crowder—His drop that led to an interception can be forgiven because it was out of the norm for him, but the Redskins have got to find someone else to return punts.
WR Brian Quick—He has not caught a pass since the critical one during the late touchdown drive in Seattle.
WR Maurice Harris—Since his spectacular catch against the Vikings, Harris has been targeted five times in four games.
TE Jordan Reed—I get that it’s frustrating but I don’t get why so many fans think that a hamstring injury is something that a player can just “suck up” or “shake off.”
TE Vernon Davis—He’s still the team’s second-leading receiver even though he has just two receptions for 15 yards in the last two games combined.
TE Niles Paul—All he does is block, catch a few passes, and play special teams.
TE Jeremy Sprinkle—He will probably get a few more targets in the last four games but I think they generally are happy with what the fifth-round pick has done this year.
OT Trent Williams—He may end up getting shut down at some point, but if it does happen he probably won’t be too happy about it.
OT Morgan Moses—I’m not sure why there is talk of shutting him down with an ankle sprain; he might miss a game but it’s not like it’s something he needs to start rehabbing early.
OT Ty Nsekhe—They want to try him out at left guard but Williams and Moses have to be on the field at the same time.
C Chase Roullier—There seems to be a pretty good chance that he can get back on the field in Los Angeles and resume laying claim to being the long-term center.
OL Tony Bergstrom—The journeyman has played as well as could be expected for a player who was thrust into the starting lineup about a month after joining the team.
G Arie Kouandjio—He has played the best of any of the fill-in linemen, surprising considering that the team cut him on September 2.
OL Tyler Catalina—The rookie has given up more sacks (3) in 131 snaps than Shawn Lauvao did in 531 (2).
C Demetrius Rhaney—It’s likely that he will get released without having played a snap as soon as Roullier is ready to play.
Tandler on Twitter
DeAndre Hopkins has been targeted 10 times by the Texans and they’re midway through the third quarter. #Redskins need to use Doctson like that.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) December 3, 2017
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