London Fletcher did not practice again, raising questions about the linebacker’s availability for Thursday’s game in Dallas – and his ironman streak.
Fletcher has played in 234 consecutive games, which is tied for the most among active players. But the 37-year-old said he won’t know until after pregame warm-ups if he’ll be able to suit up.
“The fact that it’s a short week doesn’t help,” said Fletcher, who did not practice on Monday or Tuesday. “That’s my main concern; I have three less days to heal. Only thing I can do is get as much treatment as possible. Let the training staff do their thing and see how I feel in pregame. That will be pretty much the deal.”
Fletcher said he does not anticipate “testing” his sprained left ankle until Thursday. The ankle, which was injured in Sunday's victory over the Eagles, was wrapped tightly as he spoke to reporters.
“It felt worse [Monday] but a little bit better today,” Fletcher said. “It’s still not where I need to be.”
If Fletcher does not play, the longest current consecutive game streak will belong to Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber.
Coach Mike Shanahan, though, isn't going to bet against Fletcher.
“There’s a reason he’s played all those games,” Shanahan said. “It’s because he plays when he’s hurt. Hopefully he’ll be able to play, but I can’t tell you for sure.”
Cornerback Dashaun Phillips had a very short return to the Redskins’ active roster.
Phillips, who started the season as the nickel cornerback before being benched and eventually released and moved to the practice squad last month, was re-signed to the roster on Friday. He made the trip to Arizona but he was inactive for the game. The Redskins announced today that he has been released again.
It is possible for Phillips to return to the practice squad if he clears through waivers.
The transaction clears a roster spot for the return of offensive tackle Trent Williams, who has been suspended for the last four games.
Among all the darkness and depression that has followed after the Redskins' 31-23 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, one bright, shining light has emerged: Jamison Crowder's touchdown celebration.
Late in the third quarter, the second-year wideout was on the receiving end of a 26-yard Kirk Cousins strike, which put his team in the lead on the game's scoreboard by three. However, it's what he did post-catch that put his team in the lead by a far larger margin on the swagboard.
Feast your eyes on this dance, and if you've already seen it, feast your eyes on it again. And again. And AGAIN:
Do you see how much Juju he put on that beat? And did you catch how he gave the ref a little somethin'-somethin' right at the end of the sequence? Calling that flawless would be an insult to Crowder.
Apparently, Jay Gruden was heard screaming at his players in the locker room as they were processing the matchup's result Sunday night. Is it possible he was just loudly complimenting Crowder's moves?
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