Player News - Redskins

Date: Team: Pos:

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'e 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

Rob Kelley rushed 14 times for 63 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Kelley looked great against a tough run defense. He had a spectacular jump cut through a hole and into space on a 19-yard run in the second quarter, and he came up just inches short of a touchdown right after halftime. It actually looked like Kelley got in on the play, but the Redskins did not challenge. Kirk Cousins vultured him on a QB sneak the next play. The problem is Kelley offers nothing in the passing game -- he had a bad drop in the end zone which would have been called back by a penalty anyway -- and is subject to disappear if the Redskins are forced to throw. That likely will not be the case in Philly next week, however, making Kelley a solid RB2.
Dec 4 - 8:21 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-37 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while adding a one-yard touchdown run in the Redskins' Week 13 loss to the Cardinals.

Cousins was quiet before halftime, but he started off the second half with an absolute dime deep down the middle of the field to DeSean Jackson. He capped that drive with a short rushing touchdown on a sneak. After losing the ball on a strip sack to let the Cardinals re-take the lead, Cousins led another solid drive he finished with a 26-yard strike to Jamison Crowder. Unfortunately, Washington could only manage a single field goal the rest of the way, and Cousins ended the game by throwing behind Crowder on what would have been a big gain and potentially a game-tying touchdown. This was not a great performance by Cousins, but he will get a chance to bounce back next week in Philadelphia. The Eagles have been shredded by Aaron Rodgers and Andy Dalton in back-to-back games.
Dec 4 - 8:15 PM

Redskins C Spencer Long exited Week 13 against the Cardinals with a concussion.

Long left in the first half with what was reported as a shoulder injury, but he was ruled out in the third quarter with a concussion. Veteran John Sullivan replaced him at center.
Dec 4 - 6:42 PM

Redskins declared Jordan Reed (shoulder), DE Anthony Lanier (shin), WR Rashad Ross, QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Matt Jones, CB Dashaun Phillips, and DL A.J. Francis inactive for Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Reed has not practiced since separating his shoulder on Thanksgiving, and it is not a given he is able to return next week. Even in a tough matchup, Vernon Davis is a back-end TE1 with Reed out.
Dec 4 - 2:57 PM


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