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Full Redskins injury report: Two DB’s out, Jones, Riley doubtful

Jan 1, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT



CB Quinton Dunbar (quad)—The nickel corner missed practice this week with the quad injury. He could end up inactive to get a week to heal. It is likely that Deshazor Everett will play nickel corner if Dunbar is out.

S Dashon Goldson (rib/knee/shoulder)—He played 81 snaps against the Eagles with a broken rib. Goldson has played through a variety of injuries most of the season. It’s likely that the will get this week to heal before the Redskins go into the playoffs. Kyshoen Jarrett will play in his place if he is out.

Doubtful (25% chance player will play)

ILB Perry Riley (foot)—His broken foot continues to mend and he got some agility and conditioning work off to the side during practice this week. He participated in practice on a limited basis some this week but he could be another week away from returning. Mason Foster will continue to start in his place.

RB Matt Jones (hip)—He got injured late in the Bills game he was out against the Eagles. Jones suffered a setback in practice this week. If he is out, Pierre Thomas will be active.

Questionable (50% chance player will play)

CB DeAngelo Hall (calf)—After suffering a calf strain late in the Eagles game Hall was concerned that it might be a long-term issue. But it turned out to be relatively minor. He might be a game time decision if this game counted for anything; as it is, he will probably sit out.

DE Jason Hatcher (shoulder/ankle)—The veteran has been dealing with a stinger he sustained against the Cowboys and they have been trying to take it easy on his surgically-repair knee all year long. If at all possible, the Redskins would like to keep him inactive this game and start Ricky Jean Francois at right defensive end.

OT Trent Williams (knee/foot)—This is not a particular injury, just Williams showing some wear and tear of the season. Jay Gruden said yesterday that it was possible that Williams will be active and dress for the game but only play if there is an emergency.

RB Pierre Thomas (knee)—Gruden said that Thomas tweaked his knee in practice on Wednesday. If he can go he could get a fairly heavy workload.

WR DeSean Jackson (knee)—He aggravated a patella contusion, an injury you and I call a bruised kneecap, against the Bills. Jackson has been limited in practice and his play on Sunday is likely to be limited.

Probable (virtually certain will play)

OT Morgan Moses (ankle)—Moses missed nearly the entire second half against the Bills with an ankle sprain and he was very much a question mark going into the Eagles game. But he played every snap and practiced all week so it appears that he is good to go against the Cowboys.

Also listed as probable are WR Ryan Grant (abdomen), CB Will Blackmon (shin/hip), LB Will Compton (shin), WR Ryan Grant (abdomen), C Josh LeRibeus (ankle), LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder) and RB Chris Thompson (shoulder)

  1. bangkokben - Jan 1, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Happy New Year!

    So the question is: Who will be the seven other inactives? (As one spot is reserved for #10 due to serious cap ramifications next year should he suffer an injury that lasts into March.) The ironic thing is that even if the Redskins needed his services in the playoffs – some fans can imagine him rallying the team in the Super Bowl – that there is no chance he will see the field as every day closer to the new league year is a day less of recovery time from injury. For all of the good moves made by the front office, this remains the proof of imperfection and a reminder to us that even well qualified men that get it right most of the time can get it really wrong on occasion.

    As for the other inactives, here are the inactives from the previous week: Griffin, Hamm (since waived and replaced by CB Jeremy Harris from the practice squad), Jensen, Jones, Kearse, Kouandjio, and Riley. So from this we can expect that Griffin, Jones, and Riley will remain on the inactive list plus the two listed as out (Goldson and Dunbar) which leaves three spots. Not sure about the last three spots but you figure Frank Kearse gets called up and Hatcher gets the day off. Kouandjio might get called up too but which OL gets the day off? Moses or Williams? Or does it matter? Maybe Hall gets the day off since there are 10 DBs on the roster. Does Jensen now know enough of the offense to get a look at tight end? If not, he may remain on the list.

    • rtcwon - Jan 1, 2016 at 6:09 PM

      There are 7 total inactives, not 7 plus RG3.

      All OL & TEs will dress. As Rich says, Trent will need to be 3rd OT. Jensen is ready enough for this game or they wouldn’t have released Hamm. Hall has to dress as 3rd safety and will play enough to spell Johnson & Jarrett who are certain for a heavy teams workload in the expected punt-fest.

      • bangkokben - Jan 1, 2016 at 7:37 PM

        Can you believe that I was actually good at math once upon a time?! 53 on roster minus 46 active game day roster equals 7 inactives. Duh. Thanks for the needed correction. The point I was trying to make – oh so unsuccessfully – was that key starters were going to have to dress and therefore likely play due to small number of slots available.

    • brucefan1 - Jan 1, 2016 at 6:15 PM

      “even if the Redskins needed his services in the playoffs … that there is no chance he will see the field”

      Hmmm … can’t you see ANY scenario in which Griffin would be under center, ben? (Not that I’d ever wish for that to occur. Really!)

      If so, it would be just another unpredictable circumstance in the very unpredictable NFL, no?!

      • bangkokben - Jan 1, 2016 at 7:44 PM

        bruce, here is a scenario in which Griffin MAY be under center during any game during the playoffs: Cousins has an emergency appendectomy on the Friday or Saturday before the game and McCoy gets knocked from the game or is just completely ineffective. If this scenario was to occur before the NFC championship or Super Bowl where winning would perhaps be worth $16M in cap space, I could see it. Point is, you’re right an unpredictable circumstance.

        • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Jan 1, 2016 at 9:01 PM

          Jordan Reed used to be a QB…

      • John - Jan 2, 2016 at 8:53 PM

        Griffin will not be here next year and nobody would trade for his existing contract. He will not play no matter how bad things could get. He will be gofe via free agency.

        They all ready have a career backup in McCoy and will draft a qb in later rounds.

  2. rtcwon - Jan 1, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    I posted the following earlier but Rich makes a good point about Trent dressing just in case of emergency. So I’ll amend to Kerrigan given the OLB depth.

    With today’s practice report, the inactive list now becomes clear:
    Dunbar, Jones, & Riley are too hurt to play.
    Trent, Hatcher & Goldson could go but will be “rested.”
    RG3 should need no explanation.

    • brucefan1 - Jan 1, 2016 at 6:20 PM

      “Dunbar, Jones, & Riley are too hurt to play’

      Riley is coming perilously close (for him at least) to being “Wally Pipped” by young Will Compton. (At least Perry has more than a just a headache as his excuse for missing time!)

      • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Jan 1, 2016 at 10:08 PM

        Is it Riley’s spot, or Keenan Robinson’s that Will Compton has taken over?

        • colmac69 - Jan 2, 2016 at 7:12 AM

          Robinson spot….Riley,,,compton r under contract for nxt yr…foster would imagine would get contract offer (assume he signed one yr deal when he signed earlier in yr)….robinson free agent so he could b guy on outside looking in for nxt yr…

          One has to say whether inj related or not the play of foster /compton has bn superior to riley/robinson

  3. kenlinkins - Jan 1, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Well Redskins fans, it looks like we are going to get to see a real live preview of next years 4th preseason game this weekend. I also look for D.Y. to gain some carries vs. Dallas to reward all of his Special Teams work this year. Archives

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