Trent Williams is far from the only Redskins player nursing an injury as the team gears up for Week 2 of the preseason.Heres the post-practice injury update from Coach Mike Shanahan:--Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong (sprained AC joint in right shoulder) still wore a no contact jersey in Saturdays session. Shanahan, though, believes Armstrong could suit up in Chicago next Saturday night. Shouldnt keep him from playing, Shanahan said.--Right guard Chris Chester (sprained left ankle) is about 85 percent, according to Shanahan. Chester, who missed Thursdays game, suited up for practice but did not participate in team drills. Knowing Chris, not missing a play last year, he should be ready to go in a couple of days, Shanahan said.--Left guard Maurice Hurt (sore left knee) did not practice Saturday. Shanahan said a tendon behind his knee is inflamed and its unclear whether hell suit up Monday. Hopefully it wont keep him out too much, Shanahan said.--Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins (flu) also missed practice. He should be ready to practice Monday, Shanahan said.--Cornerback Morgan Trent suffered minor injuries to his shoulder and knee against the Bills and will miss a couple of days, according to Shanahan.--Fullback Darrel Young (hamstring) said hes feeling 10-times better, but Shanahan said he wont be rushed. Hes probably going to take another week of rehab, the coach said. Im afraid if we put him in too quickly, hell re-injure that hamstring. Against Indianapolis in Week 3 of preseason, he should be ready to go.--And, finally, an update on defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer, who unexpectedly left training camp more than a week ago. Shanahan said Balmer was reached by a Redskins employee and is doing okay. Balmer, however, did not comment further, according to Shanahan.The Redskins are off Sunday, then return to the field Monday morning for a walkthrough.
For the first time since 2012 the Redskins have drafted a quarterback.
Washington took Nate Sudfeld out of Indiana in the sixth round (No. 187 overall). At 6-6, 234 he looks the part of an NFL quarterback coming off of the bus and he has a strong arm. However, when he starts to throw it is apparent that his technique and footwork need a lot of work. This is to be expected; he is available in the middle of the sixth round for a reason.
Sudfeld completed 60 percent of his passes in 2015 for 3,573 yards and 27 scores against seven interceptions. Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider that he did not have many weapons to work with with the Hoosiers.
He will become the Redskins’ developmental quarterback, and take a spot on the depth chart behind starter Kirk Cousins and veteran backup Colt McCoy.
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan clearly intends to own the 2017 NFL draft, at least the latter stages of it.
For the second time today and for the third time since the draft started on Wednesday, the Redskins have made a deal that got them a 2017 draft pick.
The latest one was a deal with the New York Jets. With the Redskins on the clock with the 21st pick of the fifth round (No. 158 overall) the Jets gave them their 2017 fourth-round pick in exchange for that fifth rounder.
After getting 2017 picks on Thursday and today, the Redskins now have two picks in the fourth round next year and two in the sixth. They also now have a the Saints’ fifth-round pick after dealing their own pick in that round to the 49ers for tight end Derek Carrier.
And the Redskins now have three more picks in this year’s draft, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. If they use those picks they will have a total of seven, having already taken four players.
After trading down in the fourth round, the Redskins have chosen Temple defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis in the fifth round (No. 152 overall).
At 6-3, 299, Ioannidis is not huge but he is very powerful and able to stand up to double teams. He played both inside and outside with the Owls but it is likely that he will stick to the inside with the Redskins.
Ioannidis is known as a tough, muscular player who can succeed in a two-gap system. He is primarily a run stuffer but he showed some ability to rush the passer as well.