The Redskins had some injured players return to game action last Sunday but they still are having a difficult time scrounging up enough players to conduct a normal practice.
Out of practice with injuries were OT Trent Williams (knee) and TE Jordan Reed (hamstring). Both were on the field working with trainers off to the side.
WR Jamison Crowder also missed practice for a non-injury related reason. Jay Gruden said that he is expected to be back tomorrow.
Williams did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday last week but he did practice on Friday and he played for the first time in three weeks. Gruden said his status is "a week-to-week thing". He could be a game-time decision on Sunday.
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Reed has been out the last two games with the hamstring strain. He was questionable for the Vikings game but he was inactive. Often that is an indication that a player is very close to being ready to return but we will have to see how the week plays out before we know about Reed’s status.
Limited were (deep breath) LB Zach Brown (Achilles), OT T.J. Clemmings (ankle), WR Ryan Grant (concussion), DE Matt Ioannidis (hand), S Montae Nicholson (shoulder), DE Anthony Lanier (knee) (another deep breath), WR Brian Quick (concussion), S DeAngelo Hall (knee), G Shawn Lauvao (stinger), TE Niles Paul (concussion) and, finally, G Brandon Scherff (knee).
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Brown’s Achilles injury is something new and his progress will be monitored through the week.
Gruden said that Ioannidis "has got a chance" to play on Sunday after missing the last two games with a broken bone , saying that he "looked good" during his participation in practice. He practiced with large cast on his hand. If he does play, he likely will be outfitted with a smaller cast that allows him to use his fingers.
As for all of the limited players, practicing on Wednesday is a good sign but there will be questions about most of them up until the game status injury report comes out on Friday and some undoubtedly will be game-time decisions.