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An MRI on Chris Culliver's injured left knee showed no structural damage.

Culliver sat out Thursday's practice. Coach Jay Gruden said Culliver's status for Sunday's game against the Falcons will depend on how he feels Friday. Culliver owns PFF's 85th highest grade out of 104 qualifiers at cornerback.
Oct 8 - 1:37 PM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) participated in individual drills on Thursday.

It is the second day in a row he has seen work, though he will likely be listed as a limited participant again. Jackson has said it is "possible" he returns this week, but it is more likely he sits out another game. Jamison Crowder has 18 targets the last two games and could see another big workload if Jackson misses.
Oct 8 - 12:05 PM

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

He also missed Wednesday's session. It would be extremely surprising if Reed is able to play this weekend. Derek Carrier will fill in if Reed is forced to sit.
Oct 8 - 12:02 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said rookie RB Matt Jones has not lost his trust.

Jones played just 16 snaps to Alfred Morris' 36 against the Eagles a week after fumbling out of the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter against the Giants. Jones may not have lost Gruden's trust, but he did lose his workload for at least one week. The backfield situation in Washington is likely to be fluid all season, but for right now Morris is clearly on top.
Oct 8 - 10:55 AM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) said Wednesday that it's "possible" he'll return in Week 5 against the Falcons.

Jackson added that he's "trying" to stay optimistic about his chances of facing Atlanta, which to us sounds like D-Jax might need another week off. Jackson practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim estimates D-Jax "did not go more than perhaps 50-75 percent speed." We should have a stronger feel for Jackson's availability by Friday.
Oct 7 - 8:43 PM

Redskins RCB Chris Culliver underwent an MRI on his left knee Wednesday.

Culliver played through a sore knee last week, but didn't practice Wednesday. The Redskins can ill afford to lose any more players in the secondary, especially with Julio Jones on tap for Week 5. Culliver has received extremely poor marks from Pro Football Focus for his coverage through three games this season.
Oct 7 - 1:24 PM

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) participated in individual drills Wednesday.

He'll officially be limited for today's practice. The Redskins aren't going to rush Jackson. Speed is everything for him, and he needs his hamstrings to be 100 percent to be effective. Jackson remains day-to-day.
Oct 7 - 12:06 PM

Jordan Reed (concussion, ankle, knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Reed suffered just his latest concussion in a long line of them this past week and also sprained his ankle and knee in the same game. He seems extremely doubtful to play Week 5. Derek Carrier is next man up at tight end.
Oct 7 - 12:02 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden provided "no timetable" on Jordan Reed's recovery from his latest concussion, and revealed Monday that Reed also sprained his ankle and knee in Sunday's upset of the Eagles.

Reed is believed to have suffered at least five concussions dating back to his time at the University of Florida. In addition, he is dealing with a sprained MCL and ankle, and Gruden expressed that he is "concerned" with Reed's health. Fantasy owners can't count on Reed to play Sunday against the Falcons. Derek Carrier would be the next man up at tight end in Washington. Reed leads the Redskins with 24 receptions for 278 yards through four games.
Oct 5 - 3:21 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that DeSean Jackson (hamstring) "might" practice this week.

"They're going to see what they can get out of him," per ESPN 980 in Washington. Jackson appears to be questionable at best for this week's game against the Falcons. Jordan Reed (head/ankle/knee) seems very unlikely to play.
Oct 5 - 3:18 PM

Jamison Crowder caught 7-of-12 targets for 65 yards Week 4 against the Eagles.

Crowder came into the game with just eight targets and 52 yards in his career. Both Pierre Garcon (knee) and Jordan Reed (concussion) missed time in this game, but Crowder was on his way to leading the team in targets even before the injuries. He would have had an even bigger day but was just out of bounds on an end-zone target in the first half. With Andre Roberts in the dog house, Crowder has a chance to establish himself as the fourth option in the passing game behind Garcon, Reed and DeSean Jackson (hamstring).
Oct 4 - 5:27 PM

Ryan Grant caught 5-of-7 targets for 45 yards Week 4 against the Eagles.

Grant started in place of Andre Roberts, who was inactive after Jay Gruden criticized him for drops last week. Ironically, both of Grant's missed connections were drops. Despite the shaky hands against Philadelphia, Grant is a reliable underneath receiver who should retain a tertiary role in the passing offense all season. After four games, Grant is on pace for 456 yards on 44 catches.
Oct 4 - 5:22 PM

Chris Thompson rushed six times for 53 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 24 yards Week 4 against the Eagles.

Thompson had a huge 42-yard run to convert a third-and-long on the opening drive and had a nice 19-yard catch later in the series. Despite the hot start, Thompson saw just four touches after the first quarter. Thompson is clearly the Redskins' third-down back, and that role has led to decent PPR value the last two weeks. After four games, Thompson is on pace for 736 total yards, though he had just 21 yards total the first two weeks of the season.
Oct 4 - 5:16 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 7-of-8 targets for 55 yards and the game-winning touchdown Week 4 against the Eagles.

Garcon briefly left the game with a knee injury, but he returned in the fourth quarter to make three huge catches on the game-winning drive. The first of the trio was a third-down conversion between four Eagles, and the final catch was a four-yard score. Garcon took big hits on both catches but managed to hang on. Garcon's yard-per-reception average is unlikely to jump over 10 anytime soon, but he will continue to be a factor in PPR leagues as long as DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is sidelined. After four games, Garcon is on pace for 96 receptions for 864 yards and eight touchdowns.
Oct 4 - 5:10 PM

Matt Jones rushed seven times for 11 yards Week 4 against the Eagles.

It was not a great performance for Jones, but the entire running game struggled prior to Alfred Morris getting loose on a few long runs late in the game. Jones' lack of involvement in the offense outside of one second-quarter drive is a much bigger concern than the performance. Jones saw the ball just twice in the first quarter, and he had only one carry in the second half. There were reports of Jones on the training table on the sidelines during the second half, but he still saw snaps on special teams. After four games, Jones is on pace for 172 carries for 800 yards and eight touchdowns, but he will have to be much more involved in the offense moving forward to reach those benchmarks.
Oct 4 - 4:48 PM

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