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.
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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