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Redskins Week 4 injury report: Ty Nsekhe out after surgery

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Redskins Week 4 injury report: Ty Nsekhe out after surgery

The Redskins have lost a key reserve for an extended period of time.

Jay Gruden announced Thursday that backup tackle Ty Nsekhe has undergone surgery to repair a core muscle. He will be out for three to six weeks.

Nsekhe has proven to be a very valuable swing tackle. Last year he filled in for left tackle Trent Williams while he was suspended for four games and the offense performed well.


While Nsekhe is sidelined, T.J. Clemmings, a third-year veteran the Redskins claimed off of waivers from the Vikings on September 3, will be the swing tackle.

He started 31 games in two seasons in Minnesota.

The Redskins are still trying to get some of their other injured players healthy. Limited in practice on Thursday were TE Jordan Reed (rib/sternum), RB Rob Kelley (rib), LB Mason Foster (shoulder), and DE Matt Ioannidis (shoulder).

Reed, Kelley, and Foster all were injured in Week 2 against the Rams and all three were inactive during the win over the Raiders last Sunday.

With the game on Monday, the Redskins have an extra day to try to get the injured players back into action.

Reed is the key player the Redskins likely will need if they are going to upset the 3-0 Chiefs.


“He felt better today, did more team stuff today,” said Gruden when asked about Reed. “But we will have to wait and see.”

Ioannidis suffered a rotator cuff sprain against the Raiders. Gruden was hopeful that the second-year player, who has developed into a key member of the defensive line, will be able to play on Monday.

CB Josh Norman (shoulder), RB Samaje Perine (hand), and S Montae Nicholson (shoulder) were full participants in practice.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.

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Pernell McPhee reportedly on visit with Redskins


Pernell McPhee reportedly on visit with Redskins

NFL free agency doesn't care about your brackets. 

While you were watching UMBC, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee is currently on a visit with the Redskins:

Pernell, 29, was drafted in 2011 out of Mississppi State by the Baltimore Ravens. He played there for three years before spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears. 

Pernell has 182 career tackles and 31 career sacks. 


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The 2018 salaries of five Redskins become fully guaranteed today

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The 2018 salaries of five Redskins become fully guaranteed today

It may be the 18th of March but today could be like Christmas for five Redskins players.

The Redskins decided to use today, four days after the start of the league year, for some contract triggers. In this case, the triggers are all 2018 salary guarantees (some teams will pay out roster bonuses on trigger dates, but the Redskins rarely use that type of structure).

Here are the players whose have guarantees that kick in today 4 p.m. All data is via Over the Cap.


CB Josh Norman, base salary of $13.5 million becomes fully guaranteed—This was a window for the Redskins to move on from Norman if they were not happy with his performance after two seasons. He is 31 and he had no interceptions last season, leaving some to wonder if the Redskins might think about releasing him. But it never was a consideration.

TE Jordan Reed, $8 million of his $8.25 million salary becomes fully guaranteed—No, I’m not sure why they are leaving that $250,000 out there non-guaranteed. Fans thought that the Redskins might move on from Reed due to his injury issues. But, as with Norman, it never was a consideration.

S D.J. Swearinger, $3 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed—This is a mere technicality, Swearinger wasn’t going anywhere after helping to solidify the safety position.


RB Chris Thompson, $1.996 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed—His rehab is going well and after last year Thompson’s two-year, $7 million contract extension signed last September looks like a good deal for the team.

DE Terrell McClain, $3.25 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed—If the Redskins sign a top free agent D-lineman or draft on early in the draft they could be in a numbers crunch. That new acquisition would be guaranteed a roster spot along with Jonathan Allen, Matt Ioannidis, Stacy McGee, and Anthony Lanier. That makes five and the Redskins kept six last year. Ziggy Hood is a favorite of the coaching staff but he has no guaranteed money left on his contract. That could tip the sixth spot in favor of McClain if he is on the roster at the close of business today. If they release McClain after today, they would take a cap charge of over $2 million. It seems unlikely that anything will happen but it’s something to keep an eye on.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.