August 14, 2022

Washington Redskins: Week 17 Injury Report

The Washington Redskins have clinched the NFC East division and are locked into the fourth seed of the playoffs, but must finish out the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys before getting set to host an unknown foe. Although it is expected for Jay Gruden to rest the banged up Redskins, he still has the “intent of playing guys that are going to be healthy.” As a result, the likes of Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed will start for at least a set amount of snaps.

  • Jason Hatcher (neck/knee): DNP on Wednesday, limited on Thursday, and full on Friday (INACTIVE) as he continues to recovery from a neck injury delivered by DeAngelo Hall along with a regular maintenance day for the veteran.
  • Trent Williams (knee/foot): limited action on Thursday’s practice was the only action Williams saw this week with injuries he has fought through much of the season (INACTIVE). The Pro Bowl selection was limping pretty badly following the Eagles win and could use an extended period off to come back better than ever. Gruden does not see too much benefit in the Silver Back trying to work through the pain but will see how things happen during pre-game warm ups.
  • DeAngelo Hall (calf): DNP in practice on Wednesday but limited on Thursday and Friday (ACTIVE) because of a calf strain, which he initially thought was a tear. Coming off of two Achilles tears, a severe toe injury, and now this might warrant an extended period of rest like Williams.
  • Quinton Dunbar (quad): DNP throughout the week (INACTIVE) and there is a level of concern with the muscle injury.
  • DaShon Goldson (shoulder/rib): DNP the entire week (INACTIVE) extended wear and tear injuries. Goldson played last week even when only being limited in Thursday and Friday, but could get the week off since there is little on the line this week.
  • Perry Riley (foot): limited throughout the week (INACTIVE) with the broken metatarsal that has kept him out for the past four games. Gruden is not sure whether Riley could see action against Dallas but would “love to get him out there — at least pre-game warmup, let him run around, maybe get a series or two.” A better determination will come on Friday or Saturday.
  • Matt Jones (hip): limited during Wednesday’s practice but DNP on Thursday or Friday (INACTIVE) after sitting out the Eagles game as the hip pointer injury did not give him full mobility.
  • DeSean Jackson (knee): limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but DNP Friday (ACTIVE) with the patella contusion that has not seemed to hinder his play other than the occasional soreness.
  • Pierre Thomas (knee): limited throughout the week with a sprained knee and is currently sporting a knee brace (ACTIVE) but could be an important player for the Redskins come playoff time because of his “clutch” history.
  • Will Blackmon (shin/hip), Will Compton (shin), Ryan Grant (abdomen), Josh LeRibeus (ankle), Morgan Moses (ankle), Keenan Robinson (shoulder), and Chris Thompson (shoulder) were full participants during the week and are ACTIVE.

The Cowboys will be without rookie guard La’el Collins (ankle), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), and LB Sean Lee (hamstring). Dallas also recently placed WR Dez Bryant and S Barry Church on injured reserve.

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 Sunday afternoon from Dallas.


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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