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Redskins injury report: Two out, four questionable vs. Bills

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Redskins injury report: Two out, four questionable vs. Bills

Injury report for Redskins vs. Bills

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Injured reserve

TE Derek Carrier (ankle/Achilles)—After missing the Cowboys game with an ankle injury, Carrier caught a pass early against the Bears and suffered a torn ACL and MCL as he got tackled.

Out

ILB Perry Riley (foot)—Riley is out for at least a few weeks and perhaps the remainder of the regular season. He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot during practice. After surgery to insert a pin he will be out for three to six weeks. Mason Foster has been starting in his place last week and is playing well.

+WR Andre Roberts (knee)—He was inactive against the Cowboys and Bears with what was called an inflamed knee. But this week Gruden revealed that Roberts had undergone an MRI for a possible meniscus tear, an injury that would require surgery.

Questionable (50% chance player will play)

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. He was declared out against the Bears. Matt Jones would take over his third-down duties if he can't go and Pierre Thomas would be active.

S Jeron Johnson (hamstring)—He suffered the injury on the Jackson punt return play against Dallas. Johnson was out against the Bears and has been limited in practice this week.

LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder)—Robinson was active against the Cowboys and Bears but he did not play a snap on defense; he was dressed 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.

DE Jason Hatcher (shoulder/ankle)—The veteran played through a nerve injury in his shoulder last week and although he has improved it looks like it will still be an issue is he plays on Sunday.

Probable (virtually certain will play)

WR DeSean Jackson (knee)—He has a patella contusion, an injury you and I call a bruised kneecap. Although he didn’t practice Wednesday and has been limited since. Jackson said earlier this week that there is no question he will play.

Also listed as probable are S Dashon Goldson (Knee/hamstring/wrist), OT Trent Williams (foot) LB Will Compton (shoulder), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), WR Ryan Grant (abdomen)

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#RedskinsTalk Podcast Episode 40 - Seriously, when will the Redskins pick a coordinator?

#RedskinsTalk Podcast Episode 40 - Seriously, when will the Redskins pick a coordinator?

As the Redskins settle into the offseason without both an offensive and defensive coordinator, JP Finlay and Rich Tandler debate who will get the jobs, and when they will be announced. 

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Redskins defensive coordinator resume: Jason Tarver

Redskins defensive coordinator resume: Jason Tarver

The Redskins have interviewed some high-profile candidates for their open defensive coordinator position. When it was reported that they will meet with former Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, the reaction among the fans was, “Who?”

Let’s take a look at what Tarver’s qualifications are to get the job of running the Redskins’ defense.

Before becoming a coordinator: At the age of 22, Tarver took a coaching job at West Valley College in California, and did that while earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Santa Clara. After that he was a graduate assistant at UCLA for three years before getting into the NFL in 2001, when the 49ers hired him as a quality control coach. Tarver worked his way up to outside linebackers coach in 2005 and did that job until 2010, when he was let go went Mike Singletary was fired as the head coach. After a year as the defensive coordinator at Stanford, Dennis Allen hired Tarver to run the Raiders defense in 2012.

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Note: If you want more complete stats on Tarver’s defenses check out his page on Pro Football Reference. DVOA stats via Football Outsiders. A negative DVOA percentage is better than a positive number. Zero is average.

For players, * designates Pro Bowl selection, + designates first-team All-Pro

2012 Raiders (4-12)

Rankings: Yards 5,672 (18th), points 443 (28th), takeaways 19 (26th), 3rd down 39.1% (20th), DVOA 12.5% 29th
Notable players: DT Richard Seymour, DE Lamarr Houston

It should be noted that Allen had a defensive background so he had a hand in these numbers. This team just wasn’t very good as indicated by the fact that Seymour, at age 33, was one of their best defensive players.

2013 Raiders (4-12)

Rankings: Yards 5,918 (22nd), points 453 (29th), takeaways 22 (21st), 3rd down 43.1% (28th), DVOA 10.3% (26th)
Notable players: S Charles Woodson

They did make an effort to shore up the defense by bringing back Woodson and drafting cornerback D.J. Hayden in the first round. But Hayden only played in eight games and Woodson could only contribute so much at age 37. The pass defense struggled, ranking 29th in DVOA.

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2014 Raiders (3-13)

Rankings: 5,721 (21st), points 452 (32nd), takeaways 14 (30th), 3rd down 38.5% (14th), DVOA 6.3% (26th)
Notable players: LB Khalil Mack, S Woodson

Allen was fired after an 0-4 start and Tony Sparano took over as interim head coach the rest of the way. Sparano has an offensive background so perhaps Tarver is more fully accountable for these results than those in other seasons. They did draft Mack with the fifth overall pick but his impact as a rookie was limited as recorded four sacks. Hayden again missed half of the season and, again, the defense was near the bottom of the NFL.

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