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Some major injury concerns for Redskins' most important game of the season

Some major injury concerns for Redskins' most important game of the season

The Redskins are going into their most important game of the season with some major injury question marks.

Of primary concern were LB Su’a Cravens (upper arm), S Donte Whitner (quad), and CB Quinton Dunbar (concussion), all of whom were out of today’s practice, and TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) who was limited.

Jay Gruden did not seem to optimistic about the prospects of Cravens or Whitner being able to play against the Giants on Sunday. If they win, they are likely to be in the playoffs. If they lose, they will be eliminated.

Asked about the potential for Cravens being available Sunday, Gruden said, “It’s not looking good.”

He said the exact same thing about Whitner. Gruden said earlier this week that the plan was to have Cravens play safety on Whitner’s place if Whitner couldn’t go. Obviously if Cravens isn’t available that plan would be out the window.

Gruden seemed to be slightly more optimistic regarding Reed’s availability.

“He had a good day today,” he said. “He did a little bit more. He was more involved, so that’s a good sign.”

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—RB Rob Kelley (knee) was limited in practice. In the locker room after practice he told CSN  that he should be ready to go on Sunday.

—Not practicing was DE Chris Baker (ankle) but at this point there is little doubt that he will be able to play against the Giants.

—WR DeSean Jackson, who missed most of the second half of the Bears game last Saturday with a jaw contusion, was a full go at today’s practice.

—Also limited were OLB Trent Murphy (foot), ILB Will Compton (knee), C Spencer Long (ankle), OLB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow), ILB Martrell Spaight (shoulder), and OT Vinston Painter (calf)

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Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

The Pro Bowl may not count for anything other than an accolade on a player's resume, but it has delivered some memorable moments over the years. 

Maybe the best Pro Bowl play ever was when Sean Taylor leveled former Bills punter Brian Moorman when the AFC tried to run a fake in the 2006 Pro Bowl. 

Tress Way is representing the Redskins in the 2020 Pro Bowl and still has that play in the back of his mind. 

When asked whether he'd try to pull off a fake punt of his own on Sunday, Way said yes but under specific conditions. 

Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jamal Adams are the starting safeties for the AFC, so while both are great players and Adams is a hard-hitter in his own right, none of them are Taylor. 

So if you see the NFC pull off a fake punt and Tress Way quickly gets rid of the ball, you'll know why. 

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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