Redskins running back Matt Jones suffered a setback as he attempts to return from the bruised hip/abdomen that kept him out of Saturday night’s game in Philly.
Jones was downgraded to ‘did not practice’ on Thursday after being listed as ‘limited’ on Wednesday. On Wednesday, in fact, Jones went through individual drills sporting additional padding on his midsection and appeared to be making progress. As it turns out, he may have pushed himself too hard.
“He tried to push it yesterday and it didn’t feel right, so we kept him out today,” Gruden said.
On Friday afternoon, Gruden will deem players as probable, questionable, doubtful or out for Sunday’s game at AT&T Stadium.
If Jones doesn’t play, that would mean Alfred Morris, Chris Thompson and Pierre Thomas would carry the load for the second straight week.
Jones, who missed the Jets game with a toe injury, has 490 yards on 144 carries to go along with 19 receptions for 304 yards. The rookie has also scored four touchdowns and lost four fumbles.
Also listed as DNP on Thursday were cornerback Quinton Dunbar (quad) and safety Dashon Goldson (shoulder/rib). Meanwhile, defensive back DeAngelo Hall (calf), tackle Trent Williams (knee/foot), defensive end Jason Hatcher (neck/knee), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (knee), linebacker Perry Riley (foot) and running back Pierre Thomas (knee) were all limited.