Quick Links

Get into the Skins’ locker room

Get into the Skins’ locker room

The RealRedskins.com live blog of the Redskins-Jaguars preseason game will have a few twists that will make it different from the four we've done so far this year.

First, it will be coming from the press box at FedEx Field. I've been sitting there for every home game every season but one since 2001, doing work for Warpath and for WarpathInsiders.com. My live blog will be simul-blogged (I'm afraid that I just invented a new buzzword) here on RealRedskins.com and on WarpathInsiders.com.

While I enjoy sitting in the press box, especially when it's particularly hot or particularly cold or particularly wet outside, the game itself isn't the fun part of the experience. That comes after the game ends and I go to the coach's press conference and then into the locker room and ask the head coach or any available player any question that I want. It was pretty neat the last three years to have a Hall of Fame coach look me in the eye and reply to my questions. Or to be able to roam the locker room and ask the players, still emotionally charged and carrying fresh wounds from the field of play, the questions that I never heard asked by the rest of the media.

This week, you'll get a chance to ask the questions you want answered.

Not from the interview room or the locker room, of course, but via email.

During the game, I'll put up an email address to which you can send your questions for any player or for Jim Zorn. I'll do my best to ask that player or ask Zorn your question. On Friday, I'll post an article with the answers to your questions.

That sounds pretty simple and it is, but there are a few ground rules:

  • One question per person
  • Include your name (first name, screen name, name you use when you comment here)
  • Keep the questions related to the game and, in this case, the upcoming game.
  • Keep the questions brief.
  • The earlier you get your question to me, the better the chances are that it will be answered. If something happens in the third quarter, the take a second during a commercial break to fire your question out to me.
  • Cell phones don't work well down in the bowels of FedEx Field. After about five minutes after the end of the game, the chances of me getting your question are slim.

Certainly, if this works out and is fun and interesting, I'll continue it into the regular season.

See you Thursday. Again, I'll have the email address for your questions posted with the live blog article.

Quick Links

Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

Redskins promote CB Phillips from practice squad, waive Bruton Jr. and Clausell

The Redskins made a couple of roster moves just before departing for Arizona to play the Cardinals.

They signed cornerback Dashaun Phillips from the practice squad and cut offensive tackle Blaine Clausell. The Redskins also waived safety David Bruton Jr. off of injured reserve.

Phillips was the Redskins’ nickel corner for the first three games of the season, and he made four tackles and recovered a fumble. But they moved rookie Kendall Fuller up into the slot corner role in Week 4 and Phillips spent several weeks on the inactive list before being waived on November 12 and added to the practice squad three days later.

The moves became known after Redskins coach Jay Gruden had spoken to the media for the day so we can only speculate as to the reasoning behind them. Actually, the release of Clausell isn’t hard to figure out. He was signed after Trent Williams started his four-game suspension and with Williams set to return on Monday and the other options at backup tackle healthy there was no point in keeping him around.

Phillips is likely going to Arizona as an insurance policy. The Cardinals like to spread the field with a lot of wide receivers. They will want to have five cornerbacks active. They do have Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland, Fuller, Quinton Dunbar, and Greg Toler. But Breeland is listed as questionable with an ankle injury and they Redskins don’t want to take any chance of being caught short-handed at cornerback if he suffers a setback. That’s especially true when they don’t need to bring an extra tackle along.

Depending on how things shake out injury-wise against the Cardinals there is a good chance that we could see Phillips on the waiver wire once again as a roster spot will be needed for Williams.

Bruton started the first four games of the season at safety before going on injured reserve with a concussion. This past offseason he signed a three-year, $9 million free agent contract with $3.4 million full guaranteed. There will be a deal cap hit of approximately $1.7 million in 2017 to account for the prorated bonus. 

Quick Links

Redskins-Cardinals injury report: Reed out, seven questionable

Redskins-Cardinals injury report: Reed out, seven questionable

Redskins

Out

TE Jordan Reed (shoulder)—The word heroic is thrown around too often when talking about what athletes do, in light if what, say, first responders do every day. But Reed playing in the second half out of the Dallas game with a third-degree AC joint sprain certainly was remarkable. But Gruden said that Reed won’t have sufficient range of motion in the shoulder or range of motion to be able to go against the Cardinals.

DE Anthony Lanier (leg)—The reserve lineman missed the second half of the Dallas game with a leg contusion. Gruden said he was kicked in the lower leg against the Cowboys and the swelling is still an issue.

Questionable

LS Nick Sundberg (back)—He tweaked his back in the weight room before the Packers game and missed that game and the one against the Cowboys. He was a full go in practice all week and will return against the Cardinals.

G Brandon Scherff (ankle)—He has been limited in practice during the week but it seems certain that he will go against the Cardinals.

T Ty Nsekhe (ankle)—Ditto comment on Scherff above.

CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle)—He suffered the injury in practice this week and he was limited in practice on Thursday.

RB Chris Thompson (illness)—He was limited in practice during the week but he said in the locker room he will have his usual role on Sunday.

Also questionable for the Redskins: ILB Terence Garvin (shoulder) and DE Ricky Jean Francois (knee)

Cardinals

Check back for the Cardinals injury update after they release their report later this afternoon.