December 17, 2018

Washington Redskins: Week 16 Injury Report

With the biggest game of the season approaching, a Saturday night matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles for the chance to represent the NFC East in the playoffs, the Washington Redskins are hoping for positive news on the injury front as the week progresses. Washington has shown that they are capable of playing competitive football, but Scot McCloughan has not had enough time to put together a team that can withstand so many injuries. With 14 players already on the season ending injured reserve list, the Redskins can ill afford losing any more bodies following the Bills game.

With the shortened week, Washington will hold walkthroughs on Tuesday and Friday that sandwich “two good days of practice” on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Perry Riley (foot): INACTIVE after not practicing throughout the week although he did start to do some rehab work on the side field inside the practice bubble.
  • DaShon Goldson (rib/knee/shoulder): DNP during practice on Wednesday, limited on Thursday and Friday (ACTIVE) because he is “a little beat up” according to Jay Gruden. The fractured rib on top of the wear and tear on the safety’s body has led to a “level of concern”.
  • Jason Hatcher (neck/knee): DNP in Wednesday’s practice, limited on Thursday, and full on Friday per his usual routine (ACTIVE), but did get in a little bit of work on the side because it is a shortened work week.
  • DeSean Jackson (knee/foot): limited on Wednesday and Thursday before being full go on Friday (ACTIVE) because of a bit of soreness following his left patella contusion, but Gruden called the break more of a veteran rest day. DeAngelo Hall has no doubts that the deep threat will be ready to go because he is “jacked” up to face his former team.
  • Josh LeRibeus (ankle): limited throughout the week (ACTIVE) after having to exit the Bills game when getting his ankle rolled. Brian de la Puente would have to step in for LeRibeus if he is unable to go against Philadelphia.
  • Morgan Moses (ankle): also limited throughout the week (ACTIVE) after Brandon Scherff fell on his ankle during the Bills game. The Redskins look to have dodged a bullet as Moses looks like he will be able to go. Gruden said that Moses will need the next couple of days to fully recover but Ty Nsekhe will be ready if needed on Saturday.
  • Ryan Grant (oblique): limited  all week (ACTIVE) with his aggravated mid-section as Washington currently only has five receivers on the roster.
  • Matt Jones (hip): limited during the short week of practice (INACTIVE) with a hip contusion that hopefully will not keep him away from much needed rookie reps during the week.
  • Ryan Kerrigan (toe): a new addition to the length injury report as the Pro Bowl alternate was limited during Wednesday’s practice but returned in FULL on Thursday and Friday (ACTIVE).
  • Will Compton (neck), Kedric Golston (calf), Jeron Johnson (hamstring), Frank Kearse (finger), Jordan Reed (shoulder), Keenan Robinson (shoulder), and Chris Thompson (shoulder) were all full participants in practice during the week and are officially ACTIVE.

Philadelphia could be without both DT Bennie Logan (calf) and CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) on Saturday as they are both INACTIVE. That will be two big blows to an already suspect Eagles defense.

Check back throughout the course of the week as District Sports Page will keep you up to date on all the latest injury news up until kickoff on Saturday night from Philadelphia.

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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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