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Williams active, pregame mishap causes other lineup changes


Williams active, pregame mishap causes other lineup changes

Here are the Redskins inactive players for todays game in Tampa:QB Rex Grossman
WR Aldrick Robinson
RB Ryan Grant
OL Adam Gettis
LB Markus White
CB Cedric Griffin
S Brandon MeriweatherMeriweather and Robinson were expected to be active but they were involved in a collision on the field during warmups. CSNwashington.coms Redskins Insider Tarik El-Bashir tweeted that Meriweather looked to hurt legknee, according to witness. Aldrick appeared like his headneck.It is a mild surprise that left tackle Trent Williams is active; he was questionable after injuring his right knee last week against the Bengals. According to El-Bashir, Williams is wearing a brace and is expected to start.Also expected to be in the starting lineup is wide receiver Pierre Garon, who has missed the last two games with a foot injury. Per El-Bashir, Garcon warmed up with quarterback Griffin, doing a number of hard cuts and fade routes.A couple of other lineup changes have been announced. Reed Doughty will start at strong safety in place of DeJon Gomes and Leonard Hankerson will start at wide receiver over Josh Morgan.The condition of the field has been a concern during the week as Florida State and South Florida played in Raymond James Stadium last night after some rain during the day. Per El-Bashir, while the field is chewed up in some areas, particularly near the goal line but, overall, it looks to be in better shape than many expected.

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Redskins injury report: Cravens good to go

Redskins injury report: Cravens good to go


Injured reserve

WR Josh Doctson (Achilles)—While they wanted to wait until after the bye week to make this determination they sent the top draft pick to some more specialists and the decision was made to put him on the shelf. Jay Gruden said that he could return later in the season. The earliest he could do so would be Week 15.  


TE Jordan Reed (concussion)—The star tight end had symptoms after the Ravens game and it was determined that he has a concussion. This week he did get to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday but he was not on the field Thursday or Friday. This will be the second game missed for Reed.


WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder)—He did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday but he practiced on Friday and Gruden said “he ran around pretty good”. Both Jackson and Gruden seem to be confident that he will play but that remains to be seen.

Not on injury report

LB Su’a Cravens (concussion)—He entered the concussion protocol immediately after the Browns game. The rookie was a full go in practice on Thursday and Friday and Gruden said that “he’s good to go” after missing two games.


Check back for the Lions injury report when it is released later today.

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Redskins place first-round rookie WR Josh Doctson on injured reserve

Redskins place first-round rookie WR Josh Doctson on injured reserve

When the Redskins drafted Josh Doctson No. 22 overall, the idea was the rookie receiver out of TCU would push DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon for snaps and catches. An Achilles injury limited Doctson's ability to hit the field, and now has landed the receiver on the injured reserve list.

Washington coach Jay Gruden announced the move to IR on Friday and said "It's best for him. For his state of mind it's important to get this thing fixed."

Doctson opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and did not play in the preseason. He did not open the regular season on the IR, however, and played in the Redskins first two games against the Steelers and Cowboys, both losses.

From there, Doctson was inactive for four weeks before landing on the IR.

"I feel terrible for Josh," offensive coordinator Sean McVay said.

Moving Doctson to the IR had been discussed for a few weeks as his Achilles injury did not seem to improve, but Gruden and the Redskins front office wanted to wait and see if the rookie could rebound from the injury. A myriad of tests have been done on the affected area and did not reveal damage, so the cause of Doctson's pain remains unknown. 

Expect much more information on Doctson and what it means for the Redskins receiving group to come. 

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