The Redskins got some bad news on the injury front with word that tight end Jordan Reed is being evaluated after suffering some concussion symptoms.
But there also was some good news on the injury front, particularly in the defensive backfield.
Starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday. It was the first time that he participated in practice since suffering an ankle injury against the Giants on September 24.
“I think Breeland looked good,” said Jay Gruden. The third-year corner said that he is “very confident” that he will play against the Eagles on Sunday.
Also limited in practice was cornerback Dashaun Phillips (hamstring), who also has been out since the Giants game.
What will the Redskins do with the players like Kendall Fuller and Quinton Dunbar who have been playing well in place of Phillips and Breeland?
“That’s a good problem to have, when you have guys who can cover—a lot of them,” said Gruden.
In addition to Reed, rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson also was kept out of practice. He appears to be in the midst of a mid season shutdown to give his injured Achilles a chance to heal.
Also limited in practice were Su’a Cravens (concussion), OLB Trent Murphy (shoulder), OT Trent Williams (knee), DE Chris Baker (foot/wrist), and CB Josh Norman (wrist).
Norman missed some of the game against the Ravens after a receiver landed on his injured hand but he returned. While there are no apparent issues with it the injury could bother him to some extent all year long.