March 6, 2021

Washington Redskins: Week 14 Injury Report

Although not as bad as earlier in the year where you could not count the number of starters out for a game on one hand, the Washington Redskins are back to losing out on important members of their team. If they want to have any chance of winning the weakened NFC East, they will have to get the most out of their healthy players against the Bears on Sunday. To put in nicely, the Redskins are “a little banged up right now” according to Jay Gruden.

With the shortened week following a Monday night game, Washington held a walkthrough on Wednesday.

  • Jeron Johnson (hamstring): OUT because he did not practice the entire week after getting hurt on DeSean Jackson‘s infamous punt return blunder. Johnson saw zero action on offense thanks to DeAngelo Hall playing at strong safety, but was an important defender on special teams.
  • Jason Hatcher (stinger): ACTIVE after getting only limited work in on Friday after getting blown up by DeAngelo Hall on an attempted tackled against the run. There was no structural damage revealed but will need to gain his strength back in the area. Gruden is “optimistic” that the veteran pass rusher will be able to play Sunday.
  • Chris Thompson (shoulder): OUT because he did not practice all week as he continues to deal with a re-aggravation of a shoulder sprain, though he is yet to miss a game. Thompson suffered a slightly torn labrum and AC joint sprain on Monday according to an MRI. Washington signed former Saints back Pierre Thomas to the active roster to fill in for Thompson.
  • Andre Roberts: (knee): INACTIVE after getting only limited work in on Friday after being made inactive against the Cowboys for reasons that could be a combination of both ineffectiveness and injury status.
  • Derek Carrier (ankle/Achilles): ACTIVE after being limited on Wednesday, but FULL on Thursday and Friday. The Redskins were shorthanded in the run game against Dallas where their intentions were given away when offensive linemen Tom Compton lined up at tight end for blocking purposes. Gruden is feeling “positive” about the step forward in returning from injury.
  • Will Compton (shoulder): ACTIVE after practicing fully on Thursday and Friday with a shoulder sprain that Gruden does not expect to keep the second year linebacker from suiting up on Sunday.
  • Keenan Robinson (shoulder): ACTIVE because of limited work throughout the week after suiting up against the Cowboys for emergency linebacker reasons.
  • DaShon Goldson (knee/hamstring/wrist): ACTIVE even though limited the entire week of practice as he continues to deal with wear and tear injuries associated with the physical nature of being a NFL safety.
  • DeShazor Everett (hamstring): ACTIVE once practicing fully during the week FULL after missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury suffered against Carolina. Although not making as much of an impact as Quinton Dunbar on the defensive side of the ball, Everett has excelled as a gunner on punt coverage.
  • Perry Riley Jr. (foot): OUT as there is still more games that the middle linebacker will miss after breaking his fifth metatarsal.
  • Stephen Paea (toe): placed on INJURED RESERVE on Friday just before his homecoming against the Chicago Bears with a grade two toe sprain courtesy of the FedEx Field turf monster.
  • Quinton Dunbar (finger) and DeAngelo Hall (toe) were full participants during the week and are ACTIVE.

Chicago will be without a couple big impact names between LB Pernell McPhee and S Antrel Rolle.

This article will be updated up until kickoff on Sunday afternoon from Chicago with the latest on Redskins injuries.



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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