At first glance, the Redskins’ injury picture looks better than it has the last few weeks. But we will have to wait until the inactive list is announced on Sunday to know for sure who is in and who is out.
DE Matt Ioannidis is recovering his broken hand. He did some light work but he did not practice this week.
DE Arthur Jones suffered a separated shoulder in his Redskins debut in Seattle last week.
With those two out, the Redskins are going into the game with just four defensive linemen. It’s possible that they could make a roster move and promote Tavaris Barnes or Ondre Pipkins to the active roster.
OT Trent Williams (knee) practiced today for the first time in over a month. He will be evaluated after practice today and tomorrow to see if he will be able to play after missing the last two games. “If he feels like he can go, I’m sure he will go,” said Jay Gruden.
G Brandon Scherff (knee) nearly was able to play against the Seahawks last week but he was held out. The chances for a return on Sunday look good.
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G Shawn Lauvao (stinger) looks to be ready to return to the lineup after missing one game.
C Spencer Long (knees) seems to be rounding into being ready to play but it would not be surprising if the stuck with Chase Roullier at center for another week.
OT Morgan Moses (ankles) has been playing on a pair of sprained ankles for the last few weeks and he will again on Sunday.
It will be ironic if OT Ty Nsekhe (core muscle) is ready to play since he went out with his injury a week before Williams’ knee got injured.
It’s hard to get a read on hamstring injuries. WR Jamison Crowder and TE Jordan Reed could go on Sunday. It seems a little more likely that we’ll see Crowder than Reed, who did not practice on Friday.
It’s even more difficult to predict a player’s status when he is in the concussion protocol, so we will have to wait and see of WR Brian Quick and TE Niles Paul are cleared to play on Sunday.
Last week S Montae Nicholson (shoulder) was active but he did not dress. The Redskins had more injured players than they had inactive slots. He has been limited in practice all week so we will see if he can go on Sunday.
LB Zach Brown did not practice on Thursday with an ankle injury but there is little doubt that he will play.