The Redskins had a few surprise additions to their injury list as they started on-field preparations for their upcoming game against the Rams.
Perhaps the most worrisome absence was nose tackle Terrance Knighton, who did not practice with a rib injury. He is a large presence in the middle of the defensive line and there really isn’t anyone who can fill that role. Knighton will undergo treatment all week and could be a game time decision.
Also out of practice was rookie inside linebacker Martrell Spaight. Gruden said that he is in the NFL’s concussion protocol program. There was no injury reported for him after the game but teams aren’t required to disclose injuries until the Wednesday before a Sunday game. Spaight played on special teams against the Dolphins.
Gruden did say on Monday that nickel cornerback Justin Rogers was suffering from plantar fasciitis. That kept him out of practice today. The team signed veteran cornerback Will Blackmon on Tuesday in case Rogers can’t go on Sunday.
As expected, DeSean Jackson did not practice; he is expected to miss three to four weeks with a hamstring injury.
Limited in practice were C Kory Lichtensteiger (finger), OT Tom Compton (calf), CB DeAngelo Hall (ribs), and OT Trent Williams (ankle).
OLB Jackson Jeffcoat practiced fully after missing Sunday’s game with a thigh injury.