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Full injury report for Redskins vs. Bears: Thompson, Riley out

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Full injury report for Redskins vs. Bears: Thompson, Riley out

Injury report for Redskins vs. Bears

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Injured reserve

DE Stephen Paea (toe)—He suffered a Grade 2 plantar plate injury, also known as turf toe against the Cowboys. They decided that there was not enough season left for him to get better and ended his year by putting him on injured reserve.

Out

ILB Perry Riley (foot)—A week after losing Chris Culliver for the season they lost Riley for at least a few weeks and perhaps the remainder of the regular season. He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot. After surgery to insert a pin he will be out for three to six weeks. Mason Foster started in his place last week and played well.

RB Chris Thompson (shoulder)—Thompson suffered a sprained AC joint during the Giants game and although he was able to go vs. Dallas he suffered a slight tear to his shoulder labrum. Matt Jones would take over his third-down duties.

S Jeron Johnson (hamstring)—He suffered the injury on the Jackson punt return play against Dallas. He didn’t practice all week and will sit this one out.

Questionable (50% chance player will play)

TE Derek Carrier (ankle/Achilles)—He missed the Cowboys game with a high ankle sprain and Achilles injury. This week was encouraging as he practiced fully on Thursday and Friday.

LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder)—Robinson was active against the Cowboys but he did not play a snap; he was dress only for emergency purposes. It appears that he has lost his starting job to Will Compton; it will be interesting to see if they work Robinson into the game in some defensive packages.

WR Andre Roberts (knee)—He was inactive against the Cowboys and did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday. If Roberts in out again, Rashad Ross will be up.

DE Jason Hatcher (shoulder/ankle)—The veterans suffered an ankle injury against the Cowboys, came back in and immediately was sidelined with a stinger. The MRI looked good but we will see if he can go.

Probable (virtually certain will play)

Also listed as probable are S Dashon Goldson (Knee/hamstring/wrist), LB Will Compton (shoulder), CB Quinton Dunbar (finger), CB Deshazor Everett (hamstring), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe).

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Long injury list hampers Redskins practice

Long injury list hampers Redskins practice

As Jay Gruden stepped to the podium to read the injury report, he warned, “This will be a while.”

He was right, as he rattled off one the longest injury reports of the season.

Out were G Spencer Long (concussion), S Will Blackmon (concussion), DE Chris Baker (ankle), DE Ricky Jean Francois (knee/foot), DE Anthony Lanier (lower leg), G Shawn Lauvao (groin), OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle), and S Donte Whitner (illness).

Of that group, all but Jean Francois, Lanier, and Nsekhe are starters. Between them and the limited players listed below it was difficult for the Redskin to conduct a normal practice.

“It was a challenge,” said Gruden of getting through it. “Practice was modified quite a bit today. We did more walkthrough today than we ever have on a Wednesday.”

“Sometimes you have to taper back just a hair to make it through practice, try to get the mental reps in with walkthrough and then hopefully the physical part will come maybe tomorrow. Friday we can open them up a bit.”

Limited in practice were TE Jordan Reed (shoulder), OLB Preston Smith (groin), ILB Will Compton (hip), G Brandon Scherff (ankle), and TE Derek Carrier (knee).

Reed returned to practice for the first time since suffering a Grade 3 sprain to the AC joint in his left shoulder in the game against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. He missed the game in Arizona. While his limited participation was a good sign for his return it’ is way too early in the week to say with any degree of certainty that he will be playing against the Eagles.

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Robert Griffin III set to start Sunday for Browns vs. Bengals

Robert Griffin III set to start Sunday for Browns vs. Bengals

RGIII is finally getting another chance to play.

Plagued by injury after injury — most recently breaking a bone in his left shoulder in the Brown’s 29-10 loss to the Eagles in their season opener — the former Redskin is set to start for Cleveland against the Bengals on Sunday, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports.

Griffin was cleared for contact last week after missing the majority of the Browns’ 0-12 season, and the team is coming off a bye week after its last loss to the Giants over Thanksgiving weekend.

In 2015, Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin as starting quarterback, and the Redskins released him at the end of the season. He signed a two-year, $15 million contract with Cleveland in March.  

In Griffin’s absence, the Browns have relied on Cody Kessler and Josh McCown, who boast a 65.5 and 54.5 completion percentage, respectively. The two combine for just 12 touchdowns this season.

Will Griffin be the key to ending the Browns’ winless season? We’ll find out Sunday.

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