If you want the story on the Redskins’ injury picture for tomorrow night’s game against the Giants, you are going to have to wait until a couple of hours before kickoff.
Only four players have been declared out of the game, according to Jay Gruden. TE Jordan Reed (hamstring), DL Terrell McClain (toe), safety Montae Nicholson (concussion), and C Chase Roullier (hand) will not play.
Veteran Tony Bergstrom, who has been with the team for about a month, will start at center for Roullier. Gruden indicated that DeAngelo Hall will start at safety for Nicholson and Deshazor Everett will get some time there as well.
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Reed will miss his third straight game with the hamstring injury. He said last week that he was close to coming back for the Saints game but he had a setback.
Those likely are not the only substitutes that will be needed. Ten players are questionable and Gruden said that seven or eight of them will be game-time decisions. Included on that list is OT Trent Williams.
Williams missed two games with a knee injury that eventually will require surgery. He has played in the last two but the recovery time after playing 69 snaps in New Orleans on Sunday may not be enough.
If Williams can’t play, Ty Nsekhe will fill in at left tackle. With Shawn Lauvao on injured reserve, Gruden said that Arie Kouandjio will start at left guard.