Here is my reading of the tea leaves on the injury outlook for this weeks game against the Bucs.Trent Williams(knee, out of practice on Wednesday)Id be very surprised if he plays. He did not practice on Wednesday and it looks like a week of rehab is in the offing. Redskins fans (and RG3) need to brace themselves for four quarters of Jordan Black. He should be better after getting a week of practice but hes still no Trent Williams and there is no question that the Bucs will test him early and often. It seems likely that Maurice Hurt will become the backup tackle and that Josh LeRibeus will be active and back up the interior line.Pierre Garon(limited)Id be very surprised if he doesnt play. He said yesterday that theres a lot of progress towards the injury getting healed. There will still be some sandbagging going on but it is hard to believe that this injury will keep him out for a third full game.Cedric Griffin(hamstring, out)There seems to be very little chance that his hamstring will be well enough for him to play. The Redskins have tended to be cautious with hamstrings and Griffin likely will sit. That will press rookie Richard Crawford into duty as the nickel corner and means that David Jones, just signed back to the roster after the team released him during the final cuts, will be active on Sunday.Brandon Meriweather(knee, limited)Flip a coin. This was projected to be a two-to-four-week injury and this would be the fourth game. That he was limited is a good sign but he was limited last week, too.Evan Royster(knee, limited)He said hes optimistic about being able to play but players usually are. Alfred Morris is healthy and if they think that Ryan Grant would be able to carry the load if needed, I think theyll sit Royster.
After days of speculation if Bryan Stork would actually end up in Washington, the former Patriots center clarified his next move via Twitter.
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan traded for Stork earlier this week after it became apparent New England intended to release the 2014 draft pick out of Florida State. It was unclear, however, if Stork would accept the trade to the 'Skins as he mulled retirement options.
Stork has dealt with a number of concussions in his two-year NFL career. After playing in a Super Bowl as a rookie, his 2015 season was limited by head injuries.
Coming to the Redskins, Stork may have an opportunity to compete for playing time. Kory Lichtensteiger is installed as the starting center, but he struggled in the third preseason game against the Bills and was lost for much of the 2015 season to injury.
McCloughan has openly said he wants big, tough guys up front on the offensive line. Stork - at 6-foot-4 and 310 lbs. - with a documented nasty streak definitely fits that bill.
Whether or not Stork pushes Lichtensteiger for the starting spot - or even competes for the No. 2 center job with Spencer Long - the price for Stork is tough to argue. McCloughan gave up just a conditional seventh round pick to acquire the former New England starter.
The Redskins have started the process of trimming their roster to 75 players by the Tuesday deadline. The team announced that 10 players have been waived.
- T Al Bond
- T Cody Booth
- LB Shiro Davis
- LB Ejiro Ederaine
- CB Jeremy Harris
- LB Willie Jefferson
- WR Valdez Showers
- WR Dez Stewart
- WR Jarvis Turner
- RB Kelsey Young
The only surprise on the list is Jefferson, who was thought to have a chance at an outside linebacker spot. But apparently the coaches are going to let Houston Bates and Lynden Trail compete for that spot.
The Redskins had 88 players counting against the 90 player limit. So with the 10 players cut today they are a 78, leaving three moves to make before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Redskins received "good news" after linebacker Ryan Kerrigan underwent an MRI Saturday to further diagnose a groin injury he suffered in Friday night's preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills, according to multiple reports.
Was told It was good news for Ryan Kerrigan on his MRI. Uncertain if he'll have to miss practice time. That is still to be determined.— John Keim (@john_keim) August 27, 2016
Kerrigan was injured in the first quarter on Friday and he was held out for the remainder of the contest. CSN Insider JP Finlay said the injury was thought to be "minor" after the game.
The injury, regardless of the timetable for his return, exposes a larger issue about the lack of depth in Washington's linebacking corps. Finlay expands on that here.