Reed, Jackson, Kelley participating in early Redskins practice


The Redskins are getting some players back from injuries but they are still missing some key performers.

On the good news side, TE Jordan Reed (shoulder), WR DeSean Jackson (jaw), and RB Rob Kelley (knee) all were on the field and participated in the portion of practice that was open to reporters. Reed has been in and out of practice since injuring his left shoulder during the Redskins’ Thanksgiving Day game in Dallas. Jackson and Kelley both were injured last Saturday against the Bears and left the game early.

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However, three defensive backs—S Donte Whitner (quad), S Su’a Cravens (upper arm), and CB Quinton Dunbar (concussion)—were not participating early. Whitner was injured in the Bears game. Jay Gruden said on Monday that they were hoping to move Cravens to safety if Whitner can’t go against the Giants on Sunday. But Cravens’ absence makes that problematic.

Dunbar sustained a concussion in Week 15 against the Panthers and he was out against the Bears. He was on the field but he did not have a helmet and he was a spectator during the portion open to the media.

Jay Gruden will hold a news conference after practice and will give updates on all of the injured players.