The Redskins have one game remaining on their regular-season schedule and a win against the Giants in Week 17 will mean a berth in the playoffs.
But safety Donte Whitner, who was signed on October 5 and appeared in 11 games, starting nine of them, is set to head to the injured reserve, meaning his season is effectively done, first reported by ESPN's Field Yates.
Afterwards, head coach Jay Gruden said that an update on Whitner's status for the season finale on Sunday is still unknown but stated that "it is not looking good."
With Whitner out with the injury, the Redskins will re-sign Josh Evans, a former sixth round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars who was signed by the Redskins on October 5 before being released on October 28th.
He played in two games during his first stint with the Redskins.
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