Wednesday’s injury report does not bode well for the Redskins as they get ready to face the Falcons and Julio Jones, probably the best wide receiver in the NFL today.
Chris Culliver, the Redskins’ top cornerback, did not practice and is having an MRI done on his injured knee. He played through pain against the Eagles last Sunday and he clearly was not at his best, particularly as the game wore on.
“It was uncomfortable for him in the game,” said Redskins coach Jay Gruden. “He relies very heavily on his flexibility and his speed. It didn't feel right for him throughout the whole game and he just didn't feel like he played up to his capabilities.”
Gruden used the three letters you don’t want to hear when you need somebody who is capable of covering Jones.
“He wants to get it checked out; we want to get him checked out,” said Gruden. “We want to make sure it's healthy; he wants to be 100 percent. He'll continue to get rehab, he'll have an MRI today and see where it's at and see what he can do, hopefully, at the end of the week.”
Getting an MRI on the Wednesday before a game is usually not It’s too early a good sign. Many thought he would miss the Eagles game after being out of practice on Thursday and Friday but he ended up playing every snap.
The Redskins hope the MRI will reveal no damage and the rehab will allow him to play. Otherwise they will be dealing with an experienced group of cornerbacks on Sunday.