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Injury Report: Redskins without three key players for Wednesday's walkthrough

Injury Report: Redskins without three key players for Wednesday's walkthrough

The Redskins held a closed walkthrough on Wednesday afternoon, and the team was without three important players in Su'a Cravens, Will Compton and Jordan Reed.

Compton and Cravens sustained injuries two weeks ago in a win over Philadelphia, and both were missed Monday night in the loss to the Panthers.

Reed hurt his shoulder on Thanksgiving in Dallas, but has played both of the last two weeks despite the Grade 3 AC joint injury. 

Without Compton and Cravens against Carolina, the Redskins defense gave up nearly 150 yards on the ground and 438 total yards.

Both players provide the 'Skins with a distinct set of skills, Compton in his all-around game and leadership and Cravens with his playmaking ability and speed at linebacker. On Saturday in Chicago, Joe Barry's defense could really use having one or both guys back on the field. 

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Reed's situation is trickier.

Since the injury in Dallas, it's been clear that the tight end will be playing in serious pain if he's going to play. Against Carolina, it appeared some Panthers players targeted Reed's injured shoulder, and he was forced to leave the game though he later returned before being ejected for throwing a punch

Washington coach Jay Gruden said the team planned to continue to dress and play Reed, even in a limited role, unless he reinjured himself against the Panthers.

Missing one walkthrough does not mean Reed suffered a setback with the shoulder, but it will be interesting to see what happens on Thursday, especially in a shortened week.

Elsewhere on the injury report, Terence Garvin and Quinton Dunbar did not participate. Dunbar sustained a concussion Monday night and the report listed Garvin out with an illness. Chris Baker, Ryan Kerrigan, Ty Nsekhe and Martrell Spaight were limited while Brandon Scherff was a full participant. 

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Ron Rivera sends military veteran to the Super Bowl

Ron Rivera sends military veteran to the Super Bowl

One lucky fan is headed to Super Bowl LIV, courtesy of Redskins head coach Ron Rivera.

Teaming up with USAA and the American Veterans, Rivera is sending military veteran LeCheton “Omar” Settles to Miami. The Redskins head coach tweeted about it on Wednesday.

Settles joined the United States Marines at age 17 and dedicated eight years of his life to service. During his military tenure, Settles spent time as a Field Artillery Cannoneer, Marine Corps Security Force Guard, Martial Arts Instructor-Trainer, and Small Arms Weapons Instructor.

Rivera comes from a military background himself and is using this as a way to reward one military member for his service.

"Inspired by my father’s military service, we always had a strong military appreciation in our team’s culture during my time in Carolina and I plan on continuing that now with the Redskins in Washington, D.C.," Rivera said in the release. "To kick that off, I am privileged to partner with USAA and AMVETS to award a trip to the Super Bowl to Sergeant Omar Settles in recognition of and for his service to our country."    

 

He will meet with Settles on both Friday and Saturday of Super Bowl week at the USAA Salute to Service Lounge in Miami. 

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning announces retirement from NFL

Giants quarterback Eli Manning announces retirement from NFL

After 16 seasons with the New York Giants, quarterback Eli Manning has announced he will be retiring from the NFL.

Manning, who was drafted first overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 draft and then traded to the Giants on draft day, spent all 16 years of his NFL career with Big Blue. The team will hold a news conference on Friday.

The 39-year-old is one of the most accomplished players in Giants history. He's a two-time Super Bowl champion (and two-time Super Bowl MVP), four-time Pro Bowler, and started a franchise-record 236 games at quarterback for New York. 

"It was an honor and privilege to coach Eli, and to go through the wonderful and magnificent moments that he and his teammates provided for all of us in the world championship '07-'08 and '11-'12 seasons," Tom Coughlin, Manning's longtime head coach, told Giants.com. "I and my coaching staff and our teams from 2004 right through 2015, for me at least, my part, hold Eli in the highest respect and congratulate him and his family, and his mom and dad, for all of the wonderful, wonderful experiences he's had, and the happiness and pride that he has brought to the entire Giants family, the fanfare, the fans, the family and everyone that's taken so much pride from his performances and for what he's meant."

Based on their record against Manning, Redskins fans will be happy to see Manning go. In 27 starts against Washington, Manning was victorious in 18 of them. The longtime signal-caller has more wins against the Redskins than he does any other NFL opponent.

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