With a pivotal game against the Bears looming on Sunday, the Redskins have some injury concerns at key positions. Here’s your Thursday rundown:
- RB Chris Thompson (torn shoulder labrum) was not on the field during the portion of practice that was open to reporters. He was not expected to participate and he’s probably the team’s biggest worry at the moment. He’s the Redskins’ third leading rusher and sixth leading pass catcher.
- DE Jason Hatcher (pinched nerve/ankle) rehabbed off to the side along with WR Andre Roberts. Both were listed as ‘did not practice’ during Wednesday’s walkthrough, which was closed to the media. With DE Stephen Paea already expected to be out, the Redskins really need Hatcher to be available.
- Paea (Grade 2 turf toe) was not practicing. He is expected to miss a week or two, minimum.
- S Jeron Johnson (hamstring) was not on the field. He did not practice Wednesday, either.
- TE Derek Carrier (ankle) was participating in individual drills. He was limited on Wednesday. If all continues to go as planned, I would expect him to suit up in Chicago.
- LB Will Compton (shoulder), LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder) and S Dashon Goldson (knee/hamstring/wrist) were all taking part in drills, as well. I'd be surprised if they don't suit up against the Bears.
Coach Jay Gruden will provide an update on the status of the injured players after practice.