Even though it’s been nearly a week since the Redskins’ last game they are still struggling with injuries, with five players sitting out practice and four others limited.
Out were LB Zach Brown (hamstring, Achilles), S Montae Nicholson (concussion), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring), OT Trent Williams (knee), and OT Morgan Moses (ankle).
Brown has missed some practices and has been listed as questionable for games with ankle and Achilles injuries but he has missed only 12 snaps all year. We will see if the addition of the hamstring problem added to the mix will force him out of a game for the first time this season.
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Nicholson, who has missed the last two games with his concussion, was cleared to practice on Monday but Jay Gruden said that he suffered a setback and was held out again today. Concussions are difficult injuries to gauge so we will have to follow this over the next couple of days to see what his chances are of playing on Sunday.
There was a media report Wednesday afternoon that Reed will not play against the Chargers. Jay Gruden said that there is a “good chance” that Reed will be out but no final determination has been made. That said, it would be surprising if Reed, who has missed the last five games after suffering the injury and then a setback, is on the field.
Friday could be the key for Williams and Moses. Williams’ pattern recently as he has dealt with a knee injury that eventually will require surgery has been to participate only in the last practice of the week before playing in the game. Moses could follow the same pattern.
Limited on Wednesday were Terrell McClain (toe), Martrell Spaight (ankle), Maurice Harris (concussion), Chase Roullier (hand).
McClain missed the last two games and this is the first time he has been on the practice field since sustaining the toe injury. Gruden said that Roullier (pictured in the tweet below) got in some work with a club-like cast on his broken right hand. That’s his snapping hand so he won’t be able to participate fully until he is outfitted with some sort of protection that will enable him to snap.