Here are the highlights of Jay Gruden's news conference on Wednesday:
—There were no big surprises on the injury report. Chris Baker (rib/elbow) and Morgan Moses were limited; both were healthy last week.
—The reason the team let Cullen Jenkins go was that they needed a spot for center Austin Reiter. There was concern that Spencer Long’s ankle injury would prevent him from playing and they needed a backup. With Long now cleared to go, they brought Jenkins back and let Reiter go.
—Gruden said that it was difficult to make the decision to let Alfred Morris, now with the Cowboys, walk in free agency because he was a productive runner and because “he’s one of the best people I’ve every met.”
—The Redskins were hit with five false start penalties. “There’s really no excuse for that as far as I’m concerned . . . I think we have six or maybe five and that’s really five too many for the season.”
—Gruden said that Kirk Cousins did seem “a little bit” tentative on Monday night. “He missed some throw he normally makes, which I’m sure he regrets and wishes he had back.”
—He said that “there might have been” other options for covering Antonio Brown that did not involve having Josh Norman shadow him. “There are some things that I’m sure as a coordinator you wish you have back as far as the call is concerned.” But in the big picture Gruden believes the issue was just a great quarterback and a great receiver making plays.
—He said that Ryan Kerrigan got “a little greedy” when he tried to scoop up the fumble he forced in the first quarter. “When you’re in a crowd you want to fall on it.”