The Redskins will be without one of their starting cornerbacks when they take on the 49ers on Sunday and it looks like their starting running back will join him on the sideline.
Josh Norman already was ruled out of the game with a broken rib. Wednesday, Rob Kelley did not practice due to an ankle injury and coach Jay Gruden said that he is a "long shot" to play this week.
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Kelley suffered the injury in the first half of the October 2 game in Kansas City. He did not return to the game and he spent the part of practice that was open to reporters Wednesday working on conditioning off to the side.
Working with Kelley during that time was left tackle Trent Williams. He has an issue with his knee that cost him a few snaps against the Chiefs. Gruden was more optimistic about Williams’ ability to play against San Francisco.
If Kelley is unable to play, rookie Samaje Perine, who has had some ball security issues and is averaging just 3.1 yards per carry, would start in his place. Norman’s spot will be taken by Quinton Dunbar.
Also not practicing today were OLB Zach Brown (illness), OL Ty Nsekhe (core muscle) and S Deshazor Everett (hamstring). Gruden said that Brown’s issue was a “lingering bug” and he is confident that he will be able to play this week.
Limited in practice was S D.J. Swearinger (hamstring).