Injured reserve

DE Anthony Lanier (leg)—The reserve lineman was kicked in the lower leg against Dallas and was inactive for the next two games. Although he might have healed in time to play this season the team needed the roster spot due to a linebacker shortage.  


LB Su’a Cravens (upper arm)—The diagnosis was better than what was originally feared but the injury to a muscle under the bicep will keep him out at least this week.


ILB Will Compton (knee)—The defensive signal caller suffered a PCL sprain against the Eagles. He did not practice all week but Jay Gruden said that there is a “flicker of hope” that he can play. If he can’t go Martrell Spaight will start at Mike linebacker.


TE Jordan Reed (shoulder)—After missing the Cardinals game he played just 10 snaps against the Eagles. Jay Gruden said that he has continued to progress this week. Reed is likely to play but we will have to see if they get more production out of him than the one catch he had last week.

C Spencer Long (concussion)—He missed the second half of the Cardinals game and was out vs. the Eagles. Long has been practicing on a limited basis this week and barring a setback he should be back as the starting center on Monday.


S Will Blackmon (concussion/thumb)—Like Long, Blackmon was out against the Eagles and practiced this week. He should be ready to go.

RB Mack Brown—The backup running back was in the concussion protocol following the Eagles game but he was at practice all week on al limited basis.

G Shawn Lauvao (groin)—He was injured and probably should not have been in the game against the Cardinals when he allowed Calais Campbell to sack Kirk Cousins and force a fumble that turned that game in Arizona’s direction. After a game off to rehab he should be back in at his starting spot.

Also questionable for the Redskins:

OLB Ryan Kerrigan (knee), DE Chris Baker (ankle), ILB Martrell Spaight (shoulder), OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle), and C John Sullivan (illness)



QB Cam Newton (shoulder)—The reigning NFL MVP had an MRI on his throwing shoulder early in the week. He was limited in practice during the week.

LB Luke Kuechly (concussion)—The All-Pro has missed the last three games after suffering a scary-looking concussion during a Thursday night game. He was a full participant in practice this week and should be able to go although will be monitored closely up until game time. Update: Kuechly has been cleared out of the NFL concussion protocol but the Panthers still might hold him out of the game if they have been eliminated from the playoffs by the time the game kicks off. 

WR Kelvin Benjamin (back)—Their big receiver was limited in practice this week but should be good for a full load.

Also listed as questionable is reserve LB David Mayo (concussion).


DE Charles Johnson (hamstring)—Johnson, who has four sacks this year, was out last week’s game and did not practice on Thursday or Friday.

Also listed out is reserve offensive tackle reserve OT Daryl Williams (ankle).

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