The Redskins are a step closer to getting two key contributors back on the field.
Both TE Jordan Reed and OT Trent Williams were limited participants in practice for a second straight day. It appears that the two are on track to play on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Bucs.
The last obstacle to them participating appears to be clearance by an independent neurologist, something Jay Gruden hopes to have happen either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Gruden seems fairly confident that the two will be declared good to go but he cautions against being overly optimistic.
“They look good out there but you never know,” he said. “I don't even begin to guess on the protocol thing. They have their own way of doing things, which is good. I'm not a doctor so I'm not going to challenge what they're doing. They have certain tests they have to go through.”
Reed has missed the last two games with a concussion while Williams missed last week’s game.
Two players who were out of yesterday’s practice, LB Keenan Robinson (heel) and Jason Hatcher (knee), were limited participants today.
Out of practice were CB Chris Culliver (knee), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), DeSean Jackson (hamstring), C Kory Lichtensteiger (neck), and RB Chris Thompson (back).
Of those five, the one that appears to have the best chance of playing on Sunday is Thompson. He has a bruised back and Gruden said there is some significant swelling.
If Thompson can’t go, Gruden said that there is a possibility that the team could make a roster move to call up either Trey Williams or Mack Brown from the practice squad.