Redskins Injury Report Update

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25) rushes the ball against the Oakland Raiders during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

More injury woes on offense

According to ESPN’s John Keim, the Redskins receiving core could be looking thin against Dallas.  Paul Richardson (knee/shoulder) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are both on the injury report and not practicing today.  Jay Gruden says Crowder is “iffy for Sunday.”

In other injury news, both Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson went through individual drills.  We should expect Peterson to be ready to play against Dallas on Sunday.  Thompson could be leaning more towards another game-time-decision.  Peterson has been dealing with a shoulder and knee injury, both sustained during the Monday massacre against the Saints.  Thompson suffered a rib injury in the same game that kept him out against Carolina.

Expect to see Maurice Harris and Kapri Bibbs to be called upon again should Crowder and Thompson cannot go on Sunday.

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Harris’ performance stood out against Carolina on Sunday.  He not only had three receptions for thirteen yards on four targets, but he was getting down field for run blocking assignments.  Harris had been gushed over by Gruden throughout camp for being able to play all three receiver positions.  However, it might be his willingness to run block that gets him more playing time should Crowder miss more games or Doctson goes down with another heel injury.

The Redskins offense looked to be clicking on just about all cylinders against the Panthers.  Adrian Peterson ran for ninety-seven yards, Jordan Reed was targeted a team him nine times, and Alex Smith was able to target four different receivers four times or more.  Heading into Sunday, the Redskins are going to be looking to duplicate that efficiency.


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