Injury report for Redskins vs. Falcons
CB Chris Culliver (knee)—He could be the Redskins’ best corner but he has been suspended for one game and last week he was hampered by the knee injury that could keep him out against the Falcons. If he can’t go, it look like Will Blackmon, picked up in Week 2, will start opposite Bashaud Breeland. That would leave undrafted rookies Deshazor Everett and Quinton Dunbar, who reported to camp as a wide receiver, as the backups against Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and company.
CB DeAngelo Hall (toe)—He started on one-field rehab this week and Jay Gruden said that he was progressing better than expected. The best guess now is that he could be back for the Bucs in Week 7 or, more likely, the Patriots in Week 9 after the bye. See above for the situation at cornerback.
TE Jordan Reed (concussion)—It didn’t look like the team’s leading receiver in terms of yardage took a particularly jarring hit in the late going against the Eagles but it was enough to put him in the league’s concussion protocol program. Gruden said that he was still suffering from symptoms as of Thursday and the process of getting him back on the field can’t even begin until those clear up. In his absence, Derek Carrier, acquired in a trade on August 21, will start and Antony McCoy, signed as a free agent a week before the season started, will back him up. We could see a heavier does of fullback Darryl Young and/or tackle Tom Compton to help with blocking.
WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring)—While Jackson getting out on the field to do some very limited practice activities is a good sign, it’s doesn’t even inspire cautious optimism that he will be able to play. It does bode well for him making his return next week against the Jets or, at the latest, against the Bucs. Rashad Ross will be active and will run some of the deep patterns that Jackson normally runs but there is no replacing him.
ILB Perry Riley (calf)—Riley has missed the last two games with a strained calf he sustained during the Rams game. He has been practicing on a limited basis all week and he said earlier this week that his injury is feeling much better and that he is feeling optimistic about playing. Should there be a setback Will Compton would start a third straight game in his place.
Both WR Pierre Garçon (knee) and OLB Ryan Kerrigan (hip) missed some plays against the Eagles but returned to the game and have practiced fully all week.
LB Justin Durant (elbow)—He started the Falcons’ first four games at weakside linebacker but left last week’s win over the Texans after just seven snaps with a sprained elbow. He has not practiced all week and most around the team doubt that he will play. If Durant, the team’s leading tackler this year, is out then Joplo Bartu, who started 27 games in his first two seasons with the Falcons, will get the nod.
WR Julio Jones (toe/hamstring)--Don't even think about it. Although his designation means there is a 50 percent chance he won't play, it would be a shocker if he misses the game.
S Ricardo Allen (knee)—Allen started the Falcons’ first three games but missed last week’s game with a sprained MCL. According to ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure Allen seemed to be running straight line normally but was having problems backpedaling. Coach Dan Quinn said that he will start.
RB Tevin Coleman (ribs)—Coleman missed the last two games after he broke a rib in Week 2. He will be back and share playing time with Devonta Freeman, who has played well in the rookie’s absence.