Trent Williams and Pierre Garon arent the only Redskins whose availability for Sundays game in Tampa remained unclear Friday.Brandon Meriweather is listed as probable, but the strong safety stopped short of declaring himself ready to make his season debut. He sprained two ligaments in his right knee during the six days before the season opener in New Orleans.I would be ecstatic, Meriweather said Friday. I can bring a lot. Im good at disguising blitzes. Im patient. I can do all the little things.Meriweathers experience could prove beneficial to a secondary thats struggling, having yielded 300 or more passing yards in each of the past two games.He can do a lot of things, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. Hes an ex-corner coming out of college. Hes got football intelligence. He can take something from the classroom to the field. He brings energy to the backend. Weve missed him.Meantime, cornerback Cedric Griffin (hamstring) has been ruled out against the Bucs, meaning rookie Richard Crawford will be the Redskins third cornerback.Running back Evan Royster (knee) is probable and wide receiver Brandon Banks (hip) is questionable. Banks said hurt himself in practice.If Banks misses the first game of his career, Niles Paul and Aldrick Robinson are listed as backup kick returners. Santana Moss and Richard Crawford, meantime, are the backup punt returners."I want to play," Banks said. "Hopefully I can play."
Ryan Kerrigan joined CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay on Thursday evening to take your questions on Facebook Live, presented by Paisano's Pizza.
What did they get to? Here's a sampling of the questions:
- Does some deep-down part of him wish Robert Griffin III were playing this week when Cleveland comes to town?
- If the Redskins defense were a pizza topping, which would they be?
- Who is the hardest running back to take down?
- How did he get the idea for his sack dance?
That, plus many more, were answered in the nearly 25-minute conversation. Watch it all in the video player below:
An explosive talent with a long-record of off-field issues, Browns receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he will head for rehab.
Gordon missed the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, but when he has played, he has produced. In 14 starts during the 2013 season Gordon caught 87 balls for more than 1,600 yards and nine touchdowns.
A teammate of Robert Griffin III's at Baylor, some in Cleveland hoped that reuniting the QB and WR would bring back their college fireworks. That plan faded first when Griffin got injured Week 1, and while Gordon is still suspended, some hope remained that the two could connect later in the season. For now, it seems that plan will not work.
Without the decision to enter a rehab facility, Gordon would have missed the Redskins game this Sunday due to suspension.