The Redskins had two key defensive players out of Thursday’s practice, dimming the prospects of either of them playing on Sunday against the Giants.
Both S Su’a Cravens and CB Quinton Dunbar were in the practice bubble as the team continued preparations for their critical contest. Cravens, who has an upper arm injury, has not played since early in the Week 14 game against the Eagles. Dunbar has been in the concussion protocol since getting injured during a special teams play in Week 15 against the Panthers.
The injury situation leaves the Redskins thin in the secondary. Earlier this week they put safety Donte Whitner (quad) on injure reserve and signed safety Josh Evans, who was with the team earlier this year.
Also not participating in the early part of practice was DE Chris Baker (ankle). He also was out of practice yesterday. Although it seems likely that he will play on Sunday, his situation bears watching.
Jordan Reed (shoulder), who has been limited in practice since sustaining the injury on Thanksgiving Day, was participating in individual drills. Jay Gruden said yesterday that they hoped he could take some contact work today.
We will get details on Reed and the other injured players from Gruden after practice.
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