Cornerback Chase Minnifield and running back Tristan Davis will be spectators when training camp starts next week, according to a report.Aaron Wilson of the FOX Sports reported via Twitter that the two will start camp on the physically unable to perform list, meaning that they are unable to practice until they are cleared by medical staff. They will still count against the 90-man roster and they will be able to attend meetings and other team functions while they rehab their injuries.Davis has been in various training camps and practice squad since the Lions signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He suffered a knee injury during minicamp and at the time, Mike Shanahan said that he expected him to be ready. We do not know if he is being held out for this injury or if something else happened.Minnifield, who signed a contract as an drafted free agent in May, had microfracture surgery on his knee earlier this year. Although he did participate fully in some drills during OTAs and minicamp, it is not surprising that the Redskins are going to hold him out to make sure that the knee is fully healed.
The Redskins may have a roster hole to fill at center and according to a report they are set to sign a veteran to do the job.
The Redskins are going to sign John Sullivan, who was the Vikings’ starting center from 2009 through 2014, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
The 31-year-old Sullivan missed all of 2015 with a back injury and the Vikings released him on August 30 of this year.
Kory Lichtensteiger was placed on injured reserve due to a calf injury he sustained against the Giants on Sunday. Jay Gruden described Lichtensteiger’s situation as “week to week” during his press conference on Monday.
The Redskins will have to make a roster move when the do sign Sullivan, whether it’s Lichtensteiger to IR or something else.
If Lichtensteiger does go on injured reserve it will be the second consecutive year on the shelf for him. He suffered a neck and shoulder injury last year that had him on IR for eight weeks before he returned.
Due to the new injured reserve rules, Lichtensteiger would be eligible to return to the roster after missing eight weeks. The team does not have to designate anyone to return in advance but they can make only one such move during the season.
Injuries racked the Redskins on Sunday, none more severe than the torn ACL sustained by safety DeAngelo Hall. His injury, along with the ankle injury to Bashaud Breeland, leaves the secondary with some holes, and coach Jay Gruden said Monday that the team will look to bring in some players to help.
"We’ll probably need another one for depth purposes," Gruden said of a secondary player.
Enter Josh Evans, a sixth-round pick out of Florida that played the last three years with the Jaguars.
In light of DeAngelo Hall injury, Redskins working out former Jaguars safety Josh Evans— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 27, 2016
In 36 starts for the Jags, Evans piled up 145 tackles to go with five passes defensed and three fumble recoveries. Evans also has good size at 6-foot-1, 207 lbs., a trait Scot McCloughan likes in his secondary. One more thing working for Evans: versatility. He played both strong and free safety positions in Jacksonville.
A workout does not mean a signing, and with the Redskins having to juggle moves along the offensive line in addition to the secondary, there could be a lot of players in and out of Ashburn this week and the coming weeks.