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Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the 49ers.

Niles Paul will get the start and handle pass-catching duties with fellow TE Logan Paulsen chipping in as a blocker. Paul is a dart-throw TE2 at a position lacking any sort of depth behind Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, and Antonio Gates.
Nov 21 - 12:51 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

He's unlikely to play Week 12 against the 49ers, leaving Niles Paul atop the depth chart at tight end. Paul would make for an interesting dart-throw in daily leagues.
Nov 21 - 11:27 AM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not practicing again Thursday.

The oft-injured Reed pulled his right hamstring in last week's loss to the Bucs. A left hamstring pull earlier this season cost him four games. There's no word on the severity of this injury, but given his history and his inability to practice we'd consider him extremely questionable for Sunday's game at San Francisco right now. If Reed sits, desperate owners can turn to backup Niles Paul. Paul averaged 4.5 catches for 58.2 yards with one touchdown during that four-game stretch as a starter.
Nov 20 - 12:19 PM

Based on conversations with the Redskins' old coaching staff, ESPN's Steve Young stated that he knows Robert Griffin III "doesn't put the time in."

"I’ve talked to his previous coaches, people I really trust and admire, that know quarterbacks," Young said. "He doesn’t put the time in." Current Redskins coach Jay Gruden all but confirmed Young's comments by recently stating Griffin has "fundamental flaws" and his footwork is "not even close" to where it needs to be. On Wednesday, Gruden continued to dance around the topic and paint a rose-colored picture. "He could do more probably," Gruden acknowledged, "[but] he studies himself and he comes back with ideas the following day. Whether he's here or not, there's a lot of work you can do. ... I really think he works hard at it. He puts his work in." Dan Snyder will probably have to decide between RG3 and Gruden this offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 19 - 9:00 PM

Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

It's not a good sign for his Week 12 status. Reed missed four games earlier this season with a left hamstring issue, and has a history of slow recovery from injuries. Fantasy owners should have other plans in place. Reed's status will be updated again Thursday.
Nov 19 - 1:28 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

Lauvao is in a race to get cleared ahead of Sunday's game at San Francisco. His backup is Josh LeRibeus. It's a major concern for the Redskins as stud LT Trent Williams (knee, ankle) is almost certainly out.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 10:11 AM

Jordan Reed strained his right hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Bucs.

It's notable because it was a left hamstring pull that cost Reed four games earlier this season. Still, his status for Week 12 is murky as this is an oft-injured player who has proven slow to recover from soft-tissue injuries before. Owners can add insurance in Niles Paul, who averaged 4.5 catches for 58.2 yards with one touchdown during that aforementioned four-game stint as the starter.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 9:58 AM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed Jordan Reed came away from Sunday's loss with a hamstring issue.

However, Gruden was extremely short on details. It's unclear if it's the same hamstring that sidelined Reed earlier this season, or if his status is in doubt for Week 12. For now, owners need to assume Reed won't play, but we should get a better idea of his status when the Redskins return to practice on Wednesday.
Nov 17 - 3:19 PM

Redskins OLB Trent Murphy has been diagnosed with a partially torn PCL, but will attempt to play through it.

Stephen Bowen played through a similar injury in 2011. A fourth-round rookie, Murphy has been in the starting lineup since Brian Orakpo (pectoral) was lost for the season. Murphy has registered sacks in back-to-back games. The 'Skins have no depth to speak of behind Murphy.
Nov 17 - 3:15 PM

The Redskins aren't considering benching Robert Griffin III.

However, coach Jay Gruden was fairly blunt with his assessment of RGIII in Sunday's ugly loss, saying he displayed some "fundamental flaws," and that his footwork was "not even close" to where it needs to be. Gruden's comments run in direct opposition to Griffin's, who largely placed the blame for his dismal performance on his teammates. Gruden took umbrage with those comments. "Robert needs to worry about himself, Gruden said. "I'll worry about everybody else." Griffin is not playing well — and is clearly on his coach's nerves — but remains miles ahead of Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins.
Nov 17 - 3:10 PM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed LT Trent Williams has MCL and ankle sprains.

Grudes called Williams "day to day," but we'd consider him more week to week. Williams has shown a remarkable ability to play through pain during his five years in the NFL, but we'd expect him to miss at least one game, and likely more. It's a devastating blow for the reeling Redskins, as Williams is one of their only legit stars. Rookie Morgan Moses slid in on Robert Griffin III's blindside Sunday, and should remain there for however long Williams is sidelined.
Nov 17 - 3:05 PM

The Redskins listed Jordan Reed on their Week 11 post-game injury report with a hamstring issue.

We didn't notice any issues with Reed during the game and beat writers made no mention of an injury afterward. But it's still notable as the oft-injured Reed battled a nasty hamstring pull earlier this season. It's unclear if this is related.
Nov 16 - 9:24 PM

The initial diagnosis on Redskins LT Trent Williams is a sprained MCL in his right knee and a sprained ankle.

Considering how bad this injury looked initially, Williams is relieved to have avoided any ACL damage. However, the Redskins will likely be without their stud left tackle for at least a couple games. He was replaced by rookie Morgan Moses Sunday.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 16 - 6:46 PM

Roy Helu had six catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Bucs.

He didn't have any carries, but managed to finish with a team-high six targets. Helu also lost a fumble in the first half. His touchdown came on a 29-yard screen pass for the Redskins only touchdown. Helu is on the PPR radar as an RB4, but remains little more than a handcuff to Alfred Morris.
Nov 16 - 5:52 PM

Jordan Reed had two catches for 22 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

Reed has been targeted just four times by Robert Griffin III the last two weeks. He was one of Griffin's favorite options last year, but is being used less in Jay Gruden's offense. Reed loses snaps to Niles Paul on running plays and does the majority of his work on third downs. He'll be just a back-end TE1 against the 49ers in Week 12.
Nov 16 - 5:43 PM


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