The Redskins will be without two key players on offense as they face an important NFC game with the Panthers.
Slot receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) and third-down back Chris Thompson (ribs) are inactive for today’s game. Both players were listed as questionable on the Friday injury report.
Thompson’s absence leaves the Redskins tight at running back. Kapri Bibbs, who filled in after Thompson went on injured reserve last season, will be the third-down back. Although Bibbs can be productive running and receiving there will be a drop off from Thompson’s strong pass protection ability.
Adrian Peterson also was questionable with knee and shoulder injuries, but he is active and will start. He will be backed up by second-year back Samaje Perine, who is active for the first time this year. Perine started eight games last year and while there is confidence in his ability to run the ball there also is concern over ball security.
Maurice Harris will start in the slot in Crowder’s place. Against the Saints, Harris had three receptions for 47 yards.
The full list of inactives for the Redskins
- OT Geron Christian
- G Shawn Lauvao
- RB Chris Thompson
- WR Jamison Crowder
- DE Caleb Brantley
- CB Adonis Alexander
- S Troy Apke
Apke (hamstring) was listed as being out on the final injury report and Lauvao (calf) was listed as questionable. Christian, Brantley, and Alexander are coaches’ decisions.
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