No surprise here but the Washington Redskins have ruled out tight end Jordan Reed for the fifth consecutive game. Reed has not played since Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. Reed also did not partake in the team practices on Monday and Tuesday, per multiple reports.
Reed has had his setbacks in injuries but just when it seems like he’s healthy and ready to play, there seems to be a setback. This time it is his hamstring.
Rotoworld.com stated that Reed doesn’t seem particularly close to a return, but he will have 10 days to get ready for Week 14 when the Redskins travel to L.A. to face the Chargers. The Redskins are in the midst of a three-games-in-12-days stretch. Vernon Davis will remain a solid first-team option at tight end this week.
The ageless wonder according to Pro Football Reference has 27 receptions on 35 targets with two touchdowns for 211 yards this season. ESPN has his stats saying something else. According to their site, Davis has 33 receptions for 527 yards on 49 targets with his biggest game of the season coming against the Vikings in which he had seven receptions for 76 yards, that equals out to roughly 10.9 yards per reception.
Either way, it is safe to say that Davis has been a good go-to option for Kirk Cousins.
Other notable players out for the Redskins is safety Montae Nicholson, center Chase Roullier, and defensive lineman Terrell McClain. The latest report on Nicholson had him still in concussion protocol and a timetable for his return was still undetermined.
As for the Redskins, the game tonight has more meaning than any other game. For one it is a divisional game and can not fall to 1-4 in the division. The second reason is due to playoff hopes. If the Skins’ manage to win this game, they will move to .500 on the year with a favorable schedule remaining.
- Week 14: @ L.A. Chargers (5-6)
- Week 15: Arizona Cardinals (5-6)
- Week 16: Denver Broncos (3-8)
- Week 17: @ New York Giants (2-9)
The Cowboys are going to be without their running back Ezekiel Elliot for this game and with the recent cut of Darren McFadden, it looks like a former Redskin in Alfred Morris will get the workload. On the season Morris has 51 carries for 296 yards averaging 5.8 yards per carry. Earlier in the year Morris ran for three yards on three carries against the Redskins, but with him getting most of the workload tonight, he could have an outing like he did against the Eagles where he ran the ball 17 times for 91 yards against the Eagles just two weeks ago.
Dallas has ruled out linebackers Sean Lee and Justin Durant due to injuries but have not ruled out offensive guard Zack Martin (concussion) or tackle Tyron Smith (back/groin). Prior to playing on Thanksgiving, Smith missed the last two games against the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. As for Martin, he’s not missed a game this season according to Pro Football Reference.