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Redskins provide scant information on key injured players

Redskins provide scant information on key injured players

The Redskins went into their bye week with several players on their injury list.

Key components like running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), right tackle Morgan Moses (concussion), left guard Shawn Lauvao (calf), and cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring) all needed the week off to improve their health.

The Redskins held a practice on Monday, but there was only scant information given out about the condition of the injured players. 

Jay Gruden told NBC Sports Washington that Moses has been cleared out of the concussion protocol. He also said that surgery on Williams, a procedure to clean up a problem with a bursa sac in his surgically repaired right knee, “went well”. Other than that, well, we’ll have to wait until the next injury report.

Because their game against the Saints isn’t until Monday, that injury report comes out a day later than it normally does. 

"Yeah we will see when we get back,” he said when asked about Peterson, Lauvao, and Norman. “Injury report will come out Thursday, but we're just going to take these guys on a daily basis and see where they are at. Come Wednesday, Thursday, we'll let you know then."

During the portion of practice that was open to the media, Peterson and Norman did some rehab work on a side field. Both of them moved well as they went through agility drills.

It was a positive sign for both, but it should be noted that playing in an actual game puts considerably more strain on an ankle or hamstring than does high stepping and cutting on a practice field. 

Norman did not talk to the media after practice. Peterson did and he expressed confidence that he will be able to play against the Saints, one of the two teams he played for last year. But many 

Meanwhile, Lauvao remained out of sight as he has since getting injured against the Colts. If he is unable to play against the Saints Gruden said that they will go with the same lineup they used against the Packers with center Chase Roullier moving over into Lauvao’s left guard spot and Tony Bergstrom starting at center. 

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 12.0: Who needs to standout in Indianapolis?

2020 NFL Mock Draft 12.0: Who needs to standout in Indianapolis?

The NFL Scouting Combine begins next week, and there are several NFL Draft prospects looking to raise their stock.

Our latest mock draft takes a look at which players could use a solid performance at the scouting combine.

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After being a frequent top-5 pick in our early mock drafts, Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy's stock has slid a little. Could a solid performance in Indianapolis reestablish the wideout as this year's best in the class, and maybe warrant a top-5 pick?

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa likely will not participate at the combine as he continues to recover from his dislocated hip. Could Oregon's Justin Herbert take advantage of Tagovailoa's absence and catapult himself into the debate of the best signal-caller in the draft alongside LSU's Joe Burrow?

Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young, who many expect the Redskins to use the No. 2 pick on, will put his incredible athletic ability on display. Could the 20-year-old make the Bengals rethink their decision of using the No. 1 pick on a QB?

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Every year, we see several prospects who come out of nowhere during the combine and establish themselves as first-round picks. We saw it last year with Montez Sweat, Juan Thornhill, and Justice Hill.

But remember, a great combine doesn't always equate to being a first-rounder. Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf stole the show a year ago at the combine but fell to the end of the second round of the draft.

Next week's scouting combine is the first major event of the offseason as the NFL shifts focus to free agency and the draft.

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Jordan Reed is still in concussion protocol six months after the injury, per report

Jordan Reed is still in concussion protocol six months after the injury, per report

The seventh documented concussion of Jordan Reed's football career is still affecting him six months later.

According to a report from The Athletic CharlotteReed is still in concussion protocol from a helmet-to-helmet collision that occurred during a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons in August. 

Reed did not play a snap in 2019, as the team placed him on injured reserve in October.

The tight end is under contract through 2020, as Reed enters the final year of a five-year, $46 million extension he signed with the team in 2015.

But whether he's on the roster or not is uncertain, as NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay reported that Reed's tenure is likely over in Washington. NBC Sports Washington's Julie Donaldson reported Monday that she doesn't expect Reed to return to Washington, either.

"Do we have our tight end? Probably not," Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said on Redskins Nation on Feb. 4. "That’s a big question mark." 

According to Finlay, the Redskins can still release Reed, even if he remains in protocol.

In his six NFL seasons, Reed has never played more than 14 games in one year. Following his breakout season in 2015, Reed never was able to replicate that success.

To address their need at tight end, the Redskins are one of three teams vying for the services of tight end Greg Olsen, who was released by the Carolina Panthers a few weeks ago. Rivera coached Olsen in Carolina for eight seasons.

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