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Three starters out of Wednesday Redskins practice


Three starters out of Wednesday Redskins practice

A day after adding one starter to injured reserve this week, the Redskins are looking at the prospect of three others missing Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

Not participating in practice were cornerback DeAngelo Hall (toe), WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), and ILB Perry Riley (calf).

Hall has already been ruled out of Sunday’s game and for at least the next two after that. Jay Gruden said that Hall missing three to four weeks was the best-case scenario and the injury could keep him out longer due to the nature of the pounding the toe takes at the cornerback position.

Jackson suffered his pulled hamstring early in the first game of the season and he hasn’t practiced or played since. The Eagles game was the earliest where he could return according to the original three to four week timetable. Gruden said that he did nothing in practice today and is day to day. If Jackson can't get back into at least limited action on Thursday, the prospects of him playing would be extremely dim.

Riley left the team’s Week 2 game against the Rams with a strained calf. He did not play last Thursday against the Giants and missing practice today is not a good sign for Sunday.

Limited in practice were DE Kedric Golston (hand), OL Josh LeRibeus (calf), and CB Chris Culliver (knee).

Gruden also said that starting left guard Shawn Lauvao had to be put on injured reserve after having surgery to repair tendons and ligaments in his left ankle. The original diagnosis was a lateral sprain that would put him out for at least 3-4 weeks. 

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Redskins make contract offer to pass rusher Pernell McPhee, per report


Redskins make contract offer to pass rusher Pernell McPhee, per report

Free agent pass rusher Pernell McPhee visited the Redskins on Monday, and by Tuesday night a report emerged that Washington offered the veteran outside linebacker a contract.

Last week, Trent Murphy signed with the Buffalo Bills and things remain uncertain between the Redskins and Junior Galette. That means the organization has a need for an edge rushing linebacker, and that's exactly the role McPhee can play. 

A 29-year-old that played the last three seasons with the Bears, McPhee posted 14 sacks while in Chicago. Prior to his time with the Bears, McPhee was a solid contributor on some good Ravens teams. 


His best season in Baltimore came in 2014 when he posted 7.5 sacks. That's also the last season McPhee played a full 16 game schedule. He's missed 12 games over the last three years in Chicago. 

McPhee could provide the Redskins with solid veteran depth at outside linebacker, and he's also considered a plus defender against the run. With Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith cemented as the starting outside linebackers, if signed, McPhee would pair up with Ryan Anderson on Washington's second unit. At 6-foot-2 and 275 lbs., McPhee carries more weight on his frame than either Kerrigan or Smith. 

Pro Football Focus gave McPhee a strong grade for the 2017 season. He notched a +11.5 and ranked 13th out of 46 outside linebackers graded. For comparison, Broncos star Von Miller ranked 1st at +57, Kerrigan ranked 8th at +22.9 and Galette ranked 10th at +16.2.

It's unclear what a move for McPhee would mean between the Redskins and Galette, but it's hard to imagine it helps.

Free agent Johnathan Hankins also visited Washington on Monday, and while he plays an interior defensive line position different from McPhee, it's also unclear what this offer would do to any negotiations between the Redskins and Hankins. 

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Ryan Grant reportedly signing with Colts after failed physical with Ravens

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Ryan Grant reportedly signing with Colts after failed physical with Ravens

It looks like Ryant Grant has found his new home, again.

After a failed physical with the Ravens, James Jones of NFL Network reports Grant plans to sign with the Colts.


Grant originally agreed to a four-year, $29 million deal with the Ravens, before the team pulled the offer citing an ankle injury that dated to the Redskins' final regular-season game, according to reports.

Baltimore eventually signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year deal, while Grant had visits with the Colts and Raiders.

His agent, Rocky Arceneaux, says Grant has been working out, running routes, and his ankle had been cleared by Dr. Robert Anderson in a second opinion.

In 2017 with the Redskins, he appeared in all 16 games, with 45 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns.