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Three Redskins out vs. Rams, Reed, Knighton questionable


Three Redskins out vs. Rams, Reed, Knighton questionable

The Redskins will be without three players when they take on the Rams on Sunday.

Jay Gruden said that WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), CB Justin Rogers (foot), and ILB Martrell Spaight (concussion) will be out of the game at FedEx Field.

Jackson’s spot on the game day active roster will be taken by first-year player Rashad Ross. He could get some snaps and Ryan Grant and Jamison Crowder could play additional snaps as well.

The team signed veteran cornerback Will Blackmon in anticipation of Rogers, who is suffering from plantar fasciitis, being out.  

Gruden said it was likely will elevate ILB Terrance Plummer from the practice squad to take Spaight’s spot as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor.

There is some concern about tight end Jordan Reed being able to play. Gruden said that he injured a quad while running and he is questionable. After Reed practiced on a limited basis, Gruden said, “He did some good things today so we have reason for hope.”

Also limited in practice were NT Terrance Knighton (ribs) and OT Tom Compton (calf). Both are questionable for Sunday.

Practicing fully and probable against the Rams were CB DeAngelo Hall (ribs), OT Trent Williams (ankle), and OLB Jackson Jeffcoat (thigh). 

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Terrelle Pryor, DJ Swearinger get into heated exchange during Day 3 of Redskins-Jets practice

Terrelle Pryor, DJ Swearinger get into heated exchange during Day 3 of Redskins-Jets practice

The Redskins' joint practices with the Jets have been nothing short of entertaining.

Day 1 of practice brought a couple of brawls between the two teams, with one spilling into the sideline where fans were standing. 

Day 2 was relatively calm, but Day 3 has brought another altercation, this time between former teammates Terrelle Pryor and DJ Swearinger. 

During a one-on-one rep, safety Monte Nicholson broke up a pass to Pryor. As Pryor started walking back to the sideline, a very hyped-up DJ Swearinger had more than a few things to say about it. As the two inched closer, Swearinger fakes a punch, causing Pryor to flinch and creating roars from the Redskins sideline. 

It's clear the Redskins' DBs have strong feelings towards their ex-teammate. Back in June, inside linebacker Zach Brown said the 'Skins would "have it out" for Pryor during their joint practices. 

While Pryor won't be playing in Thursday's preseason game, let's hope the competition continues over nonetheless.


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Redskins release CB Orlando Scandrick


Redskins release CB Orlando Scandrick

RICHMOND—Orlando Scandrick’s career with the Redskins ended without him even playing a game.

Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed reports that the team has released Scandrick on the last day of training camp. He did not play in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Patriots last Thursday.

While reasons for the release will become clearer with time, it is apparent that the Redskins have a great deal of faith in their young cornerbacks, particularly second-year player Fabian Moreau. With Scandrick on the team, Moreau was slated to be the backup slot corner. With Scandrick now gone, the Redskins likely will go with Moreau as the slot cornerback.

The team also apparently has confidence in Quinton Dunbar to start opposite Josh Norman. They also like rookies Greg Stroman, Adonis Alexander, and Danny Johnson. As of now, those three are the backups at cornerback.

Scandrick signed a two-year, $7 million contract in March. The only guaranteed money was a $1 million signing bonus. The move will save the Redskins $2.1 million in cap space this year. They will take a $500,000 dead cap hit next year to account for the prorated portion of the signing bonus.

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This article has been updated from a previous publish.