It’s official: The Redskins will go into today’s Week 8 game against the Cowboys without three of their starting offensive linemen and, in a surprise, one of their starting cornerbacks.
Here are today’s inactives for Washington:
- OT Trent Williams
- C Spencer Long
- G Brandon Scherff
- OT Ty Nsekhe
- WR Brian Quick
- CB Bashaud Breeland
- TE Jeremy Sprinkle
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Breeland suffered a knee injury two weeks ago against the 49ers. He played last week against the Eagles.
Although he was listed as questionable on the injury report, he was expected to play. Quinton Dunbar is starting in his place.
Long (knees) was declared out in the Friday injury report. Williams (knee) and Scherff (knee) were listed as questionable but word got out this morning that neither is healthy enough to play.
Rookie Chase Roullier will start in Long’s sport and T.J. Clemmings will play left tackle in Williams place. Rookie Tyler Catalina is expected to start for Scherff at right guard. Roullier and Catalina will be making their first NFL starts while Clemmings has started 31 games the past two seasons for the Vikings.
It should be noted that right tackle Morgan Moses also was listed as questionable with two ankle sprains. Perhaps he would be sidelined if there were viable alternatives, but there aren’t any. The Cowboys are ranked 24th in rushing defense but it might be difficult for them to take advantage of that in their depleted state.