The Redskins are dealing with an injury that is of some heightened concern to them as they prepare to play the Packers on Sunday.
Long snapper Nick Sundberg missed practice with a back injury.
“He tweaked his back in the weight room who we’ll have to see how he’s doing tomorrow,” said coach Jay Gruden. “[We’ll] bring in some possible guys to look at and go from there. See how how he’s doing tomorrow.”
The problem with having a long snapper injured is that there isn’t a backup to him on the roster. If Sundberg can’t play on Sunday—and we are a long way from knowing what the chances of that are—the team would have to sign a replacement to the 53-man roster. That would mean cutting a player who is on the team.
WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) was limited in practice for a second straight day.
“He did everything,” said Gruden. “He id the majority—he did some of the team reps. He was running. We didn’t to any contact obviously . . . We’ve just got to see how he’s doing tonight and tomorrow.”
Jackson missed last week’s game against the Vikings with the shoulder injury. There were reports that he would miss another game but he appears to be on track to go against the Packers.