The Redskins held the status quo on the injury front ahead of their Monday night game against the Panthers.
Linebackers Will Compton (knee) and Su’a Cravens (upper arm) both missed practice for a second straight day. At this point it looks like neither will be able to play.
If they are out, Martrell Spaight will assume Compton’s role as the Mike linebacker and Mason Foster will take a lot of Cravens’ snaps as a linebacker in nickel situations.
Safety Will Blackmon (concussion) participated in practice on a limited basis. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry indicated that the team planned on being at full strength at safety on Monday night so Blackmon likely will be back barring a setback.
TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) again was limited in practice. He appears to be regaining mobility in his injured left shoulder but he is not testing it much during the portion of practice that is open to the media.
“Good, good,” said Jay Gruden when asked about Reed’s progress. “It’s just a matter of how much he can deal with as far as his strength and the push-off comes.”
The offensive line continues to be on the mend. C Spencer Long (concussion) and G Shawn Lauvao (groin) are likely to retake their starting positions against the Panthers. That would mean that the line would have all five starters playing together for the first time since October 30 game in London.
Gruden said that the first unit will start “if everything goes well.” That means no setbacks for Long or Lauvao.
Also limited were OLB Ryan Kerrigan (knee), RB Mack Brown (concussion), DE Chris Baker (ankle), ILB Martrell Spaight (shoulder), OT Ty Nsekhe, and P Tress Way (ankle).