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Just when you thought the Redskins were getting healthier, two more starters could be IR-bound

Just when you thought the Redskins were getting healthier, two more starters could be IR-bound

During a game where the Redskins got some players off of the injury list, they added a few more names to it.

Perhaps the most concerning injury is to starting running back Rob Kelley. On one play in the first quarter, he suffered both a sprained ankle and an MCL sprain. The ankle injury was an aggravation of the one that has been affecting him since he first suffered it in Week 4.

Also of concern is the Lisfranc injury suffered by Will Compton, who has been elevated into a starting role at inside linebacker after Mason Foster went on injured reserve. He could be headed to IR himself as such an injury usually has a rehab period of a minimum of eight weeks, often longer depending on the severity.


Jay Gruden said that the team will be looking to add a running back to the roster. Even if Kelley avoids going on injure reserve the team has only two running backs on the roster, rookie Samaje Perine, who took some of the workload after Kelley went out, and third-down back Chris Thompson.

“We’ll have to get another one in quickly,” said Gruden.

They also are likely to find an inside linebacker to bring to the roster. Compton’s injury will elevate Martrell Spaight to the starting inside linebacker job alongside Zach Brown. That leaves only rookie Josh Harvey-Clemons as a reserve.

Kelley has had injury issues all season, having missed games with a rib injury and with the ankle injury. He was just starting to get back to form after the first ankle injury when he went out on Sunday.

Safety DeAngelo Hall had to leave the game in the second quarter with a bone bruise in his knee. He will be day to day, according to Gruden.


Hall has had all kinds of trouble staying healthy in recent years. He just got off the PUP list before last week’s game in Seattle after he spend over a year rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered in Week 3 last year. Since the start of the 2014 season he has played in just 18 games.

Ryan Grant is in the concussion protocol after getting hit by Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph after a reception. He initially was cleared to re-enter the game but he was re-examined and it was determined that he had a concussion. Gruden said that he did not go back into the game in between the time he was mistakenly cleared and when the doctors decided to re-examine him.

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.

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

After a fight-filled start to joint practices between the Redskins and Jets, the Skins' 2018 NFL preseason schedule continues Thursday night at Fed Ex Field against New York. 

Week 2 of the NFL preseason still doesn't provide a lot of answers to questions about team performance, but it begins to reveal the depth the Redskins could have this season.

One storyline that won't be taking place, is the return of former Redskin Terrelle Pryor, who told reporters after Monday's practice he won't be playing in the game.

The Redskins have bigger things to worry about though, like who will replace rookie Derrius Guice, who's now out for the year with a torn ACL.

The Redskins also have one less name in the fight for receiver depth as well, after Robert Davis suffered a season-ending leg injury as well. 

Ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.


Who: Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets

What: Game 2 of the 2018 NFL Preseason

When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: Washington, -3

Over/Under: 39.5

Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy


5:00 PM: Redskins 100
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
6:00 PM: Best of the Sports Junkies
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live


Week 1: Thurs., 8/9, vs. New England Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (L, 26-17)

Week 2: Thurs., 8/16, vs. New York Jets, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 3: Fri., 8/24, vs. Denver Broncos, 7:30 p.m. 

Week 4: Thurs., 8/30, vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7:30 p.m. 



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Redskins starters training camp one-liners, defense

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Redskins starters training camp one-liners, defense

During training camp, it’s natural for the media coverage to gravitate towards the long shots and underdogs and the backups fighting to hang on to a roster spot. The starters go out and do their thing and those players doing their thing isn’t news. 

With that in mind, here is a one-liner review of how each anticipated starter fared in training camp. We started with the offense yesterday, the defense is up today. 

DE Jonathan Allen—On the first day of camp, he said that he wants the defense to be “badass” and he has done his part throughout camp. 

NT Daron Payne—After recovering from an ankle injury ahead of schedule he went out and started tossing around some Redskins offensive linemen and then did the same to Jets O-linemen when they came to town. 

DE Matt Ioannidis—He first battled turf toe and then he suffered ankle and knee injuries, so he is still working his way back to being 100 percent. 

OLB Preston Smith—He has been impressive although it must be noted that for most 11 on 11 snaps he has been working against rookie left tackle Geron Christian, not the rehabbing Trent Williams. 

OLB Ryan Kerrigan—He turns 30 today and he looks as good as ever. 

ILB Zach Brown—His pass coverage seems to have improved in his second year in the defense, although it must be noted that as camp went on he became familiar with what the offense was running. 

ILB Mason Foster—Like Brown, he needs to get some snaps against different teams after the grind of camp. 

CB Josh Norman—The veteran continues to set the pace as he continued to work on the field well after practice ended nearly every day, often giving pointers to young defensive backs, and then signing autographs for the remaining fans. 

CB Quinton Dunbar—One of his strengths has been his confidence and that will only grow after the release of Orlando Scandrick. 

S Montae Nicholson—The Redskins made some changes to how they use their safeties and the learning curve has had Nicholson struggling in coverage at times. 

S D.J. Swearinger—He has missed several days over the last week or so with an undisclosed injury but his taunting game is in midseason form, as evidenced by his fake punch at Terrelle Pryor. 


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 and on Instagram @RichTandler