Player News - Redskins

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The Washington defense is last in the NFL in third-down defense, allowing opposing offenses to convert at a 48 percent clip.

The Redskins have struggled defensively in two recent losses, allowing 31.0 points per game while failing to force a single turnover. "Those are the key facets of winning football games and playing winning defense," said coach Jay Gruden of third-down defense, red-zone defense and creating turnovers. The Redskins D/ST has struggled recently but is an interesting potential streaming option on the road against the Philadelphia offense that hasn't score more than 15 points in a game since Week 10.
Dec 8 - 7:33 PM

Jamison Crowder (hip) is practicing in full for Week 14.

Crowder tweaked his hip on the final play against the Cardinals, but he didn't miss a rep on Wednesday or Thursday. Crowder remains in the low-end WR2 mix.
Dec 8 - 4:01 PM

Jordan Reed (shoulder) said he expects to play Week 14 against the Eagles.

We're not sure what to make of all this as ESPN's John Keim said Reed looked to be in "obvious pain" at Thursday's practice. Despite what Keim saw, Reed claims to have his full range of motion back and coach Jay Gruden said he "looked pretty good" on Thursday. This is shaping up as a classic game-time decision. Fortunately the Redskins play at 1 PM ET this week, so we'll know his status relatively early.
Dec 8 - 3:09 PM

Jordan Reed (shoulder) participated in individual drills for the second straight day Thursday, but remained in "obvious pain."

Per ESPN's John Keim, Reed was in "more discomfort" than he was Wednesday. His Week 14 status is obviously looking ominous. We could know Reed's availability by Friday. Fantasy owners should plan on Vernon Davis getting the start.
Dec 8 - 1:20 PM

Jordan Reed (shoulder) participated in individual drills Wednesday.

According to ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim, Reed caught passes with both hands, showing no discomfort. But once the Redskins got into one-on-one and team drills, Reed was an observer from the sideline. We likely won't know Reed's Week 14 status against the Eagles until later in the week.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 7 - 1:27 PM

Redskins designated C Kory Lichtensteiger (calf) as their I.R.-return player.

He's at practice Wednesday and is expected to be active Week 14 against the Eagles. Spencer Long has been starting at center but is in the concussion protocol. Lichtensteiger would be a big downgrade for the running game.
Dec 7 - 1:19 PM

ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus reports contract-year WR DeSean Jackson would be "intrigued" by the idea of signing with the Eagles in the offseason.

The Redskins have to be loving all of this talk about one of their players potentially re-joining a division rival as they're in the thick of the playoff race. But McManus' colleague, Adam Schefter, reported over the weekend that the Eagles are expected to "make a strong push" to bring Jackson back to Philly after he spent his first six years there before being cut by Chip Kelly. Coach Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman were in Philly during Jackson's heyday.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 7 - 10:34 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he wants Rob Kelley to be "more involved" moving forward.

Despite running well against a tough Cardinals defense, Kelley only saw 14 carries in what was a close game throughout. "We ideally would like to get that running game going a little bit more," Gruden said, "more touches for Robert because he’s been very good as far as running the football." Kelley will always be at risk of falling out of the game plan because of his struggles as a pass catcher, but Washington needs to do a better job of feeding him when the game is close. He should see plenty of work this week against the Eagles.
Dec 6 - 10:03 AM

Redskins S Will Blackmon is week to week with a concussion.

Blackmon has been limited by injury this season, but played 425 snaps.
Dec 5 - 3:11 PM

Redskins activated LT Trent Williams from the reserve/suspended list.

Ty Nsekhe held his own during Williams' absence, but coach Jay Gruden confirmed the obvious that Williams will immediately slide back in on the blindside. Williams is one of the best players in the league.
Dec 5 - 3:06 PM

Chris Thompson rushed twice for 24 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for 21 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Thompson had a couple big gains on his limited touches and played plenty of snaps with the Redskins throwing in the second half, but he did not see much work. He is not worth using even in deep PPR formats.
Dec 4 - 8:46 PM

Vernon Davis caught 5-of-6 targets for 47 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Davis was stuck on one catch for five yards deep into the game, but he caught four passes on the final two drives to help salvage his fantasy day. It could have been even better, but Davis was stopped just short of the goal line after breaking a tackle in the second quarter. Ultimately, 47 yards is a decent performance against a defense which has been stingy to tight ends, but Davis faces another tough test next week in Philadelphia. Even if Jordan Reed remains out, Davis will be nothing more than a back-end TE1.
Dec 4 - 8:43 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 1-of-4 targets for 59 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Jackson dropped a pass and was ridiculously targeted on a goal-line fade against Patrick Peterson in the first half, but he started the second half on a high note by turning a dime by Kirk Cousins into a 59-yard gain down the middle of the field. That ended up being his only catch of the game, however. The low-floor, high-ceiling player will continue to be a volatile WR3 option next week in Philly.
Dec 4 - 8:40 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 7-of-9 targets for 78 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Garcon led the team in targets with Jordan Reed out and was the most consistent option. He was the only receiver to catch a pass in the first half, and he had a big 28-yard catch on the second touchdown drive. If Reed is out again against Philly, Garcon will be in play as a WR3.
Dec 4 - 8:37 PM

Jamison Crowder suffered a hip pointer Week 13 against the Cardinals.

It is unclear when Crowder suffered the injury as he was in on the final offensive play of the game. Considering he played through the issue, he should be fine moving forward, but he could miss some practice time this week. Crowder had an inefficient game, but he looked healthy shaking Tony Jefferson down the seam on his 26-yard touchdown. He also could have had another long gain, but Kirk Cousins threw behind him on the game-sealing interception. Crowder finished with three catches for 42 yards and the score. If Jordan Reed remains out and Crowder is healthy, he will be a borderline WR2 against the Eagles.
Dec 4 - 8:26 PM


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