March 1, 2021

Washington Redskins: Week 10 Friday Press Conference Wrap Up

Chances might be slim that the Redskins have post-season viability, but if there is to be any hope, it starts with a must-win game against the New Orleans Saints. Before getting ready to host WhoDat nation, head coach Jay Gruden and offensive coordinator  Sean McVay spoke to the media.

With the team becoming healthier as a whole, Jay Gruden likes that DeSean Jackson is returning to his pre-injury form. Mainly, Jackson is gaining confidence because his returning speed which Gruden was impressed with during this week’s practice. McVay concurred with the head man by announcing that he believes Jackson is back at 100 percent and fully recovered from his hamstring injury.

Although there was much anticipation for the Redskins to start recently signed center Brian de la Puente, it will have to wait until next week at the earliest. On Friday Gruden announced that Josh LeRibeus will start his fourth consecutive game over the ball while de la Puente is still expected to be ready off the bench. McVay put it that the Redskins “would be comfortable if we had to use him…if he needs to play, then he’ll be ready to go”.

Gruden would not comment on whether Jeron Johnson or Will Compton would be starting in place of Trenton Robinson and Keenan Robinson/Perry Riley barring Robinson’s injury status. For Johnson, a telling sign was his participation on over 60% of the defensive snaps against the Patriots and compliments given by defensive coordinator Joe Barry on Thursday. According to CSN’s Tarik El-Bashir, Compton says he expects to start on Sunday at one of the inside linebacker position.

McVay has concurred with the likes of Kirk Cousins that the drops witnessed against the Patriots is the exception, not the trend.

About Neil Dalal

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards, and Maryland Terrapins. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. However, he favors the Orioles, as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

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