ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins have dominated out three starters, together with tight finish Jordan Reed, and declared two others as uncertain for Sunday’s recreation at Seattle, additional depleting a group that has handled quite a few accidents in latest weeks.
In addition to Reed, who’s battling a hamstring damage, left guard Shawn Lauvao (stinger) and defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (hand) will not play. Reserve tight finish Niles Paul (concussion) additionally was dominated out.
Left deal with Trent Williams (knee) and heart Spencer Long (knees) are uncertain, together with backup offensive deal with Ty Nsekhe (core muscle).
Meanwhile, six gamers had been listed as questionable, together with 5 starters: large receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring), guard Brandon Scherff (knee), working again Rob Kelley (ankle), cornerback Bashaud Breeland (groin) and security Montae Nicholson (shoulder).
In all, three-fifths of the Redskins’ beginning offensive line will not play and a fourth, Scherff, is questionable. But Scherff at the least participated in observe the previous two days, although in restricted style. Coach Jay Gruden had mentioned Thursday that “things are looking up” in regard to Scherff, and Friday did nothing to change that outlook.
Crowder could possibly be the largest query mark. Gruden expressed concern Thursday, and Crowder mentioned his focus stays on the long run. He was hampered by a sore hamstring early within the season however mentioned in latest weeks that it had felt good.
“I don’t want to make it worse and have it lingering for the rest of the season,” Crowder mentioned. “It’s kind of tricky. It feels good at times, and then I go out and work and it doesn’t feel like bad, but it doesn’t feel I can be as explosive to [where] I feel I can go out and compete at a high level.”
If Crowder cannot play, Ryan Grant may substitute him within the slot. Washington additionally may preserve Brian Quick energetic and use him on the Z receiver place. The Redskins have needed to keep away from utilizing Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson collectively, with Gruden saying they’ve primarily labored on the X place. But shedding Reed and presumably Crowder may pressure them to look extra for Doctson and Pryor, who had a mixed 4 targets Sunday towards the Dallas Cowboys.
Along the road, T.J. Clemmings will begin at left deal with with Arie Kouandjio at proper guard and rookie Chase Roullier at heart. If Scherff can play, it could give the Redskins two starters on the best aspect, together with deal with Morgan Moses.
At tight finish, rookie Jeremy Sprinkle will play in any units utilizing two tight ends together with veteran Vernon Davis.