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Knighton out of Redskins practice on Wednesday


Knighton out of Redskins practice on Wednesday

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.

MORE REDSKINS: Injuries, suspension force Redskins to tweak depth chart for Week 2

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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting


The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.


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Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

Adrian Peterson's impressive day vs. the Panthers wasn't exactly supposed to happen

When you don't hear from someone you wanted to hear from, you typically follow up.

But on Sunday during the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Panthers, Jay Gruden actually didn't follow up with Adrian Peterson about a plan the two first discussed leading up to kickoff.

Everyone associated with burgundy and gold should be OK with that, however, after seeing how things played out.

During his weekly, exclusive interview with JP Finlay on the Redskins Talk podcast, Gruden explained how Peterson's injury situation almost prevented the running back from posting his crucial 17-carry, 97-yard stat line. 

"I talked to him before the game, had a sit-down with him," the head coach said. "I told him I was probably only gonna use him on short-yardage and goal line if that, you know? Because I want him to heal, we have a long season ahead of us." 

Heading into Week 6, Peterson was dealing with shoulder, ankle and knee issues. Plus, he's 33 years old at a position where that number is way more common on a player's jersey than in his bio under "age."

So, Gruden's concern made some sense, especially considering how necessary a productive Peterson has been to the 'Skins' success in 2018. Problem is, the two never connected again, so the coach's pitch count was never executed.

"He says, 'Oh, just let me go early, I'll let you know how I'm doing,'" Gruden recalled. "We let him go early and I never heard from him so I just kept him in there. He played great. He's a pro, he's a stud."

For those of you now wondering if this means you should start ignoring emails from your boss or not text your buddy back and still expect success, let's not get too carried away here. In this instance, a lack of communication worked for the future Hall of Famer, but that doesn't mean it's going to work for you.