The big news from Sunday's game is, of course, the Jansen injury. Per the Official Site the word is grim:
Jansen suffered a fractured dislocation of his right ankle in Sunday's season opener against Miami at FedExField.
"Certainly it's a big loss for us," head coach Joe Gibbs said. "I felt like Jon made unusually good preparation this year. He hadn't missed a snap in practice. He hadn't missed a snap in games. It's just one of those things that can happen. We hate it."
The Redskins could also turn to veteran Jason Fabini at right tackle, but he has lined up mostly at guard in his brief time with the Redskins.
Head coach Joe Gibbs made the announcement during the "Joe Gibbs Show" on Redskins Radio with Larry Michael and Bram Weinstein.
The team considered starting undrafted rookie Stephon Heyer after he impressed as a replacement for Jansen in Sunday's game against Miami.
"We've talked that over and we'll put Todd in and we'll let Stephon go back and forth between both tackles," Gibbs said.
The good news is that we have this rookie undrafted free agent challenging for a starting position on this offensive line. Had you asked me many moons ago whether Stephon Heyer would get a shot at starting for this football team, I would've blown milk out my nose. Enormous credit is due him and to the coaching staff for finding a diamond in the rough that will hopefully assist the youthing process of our O-Line for many years to come. In the interim, go Todd Wade.
Question becomes what will be done with this extra roster spot now that Jansen is officially done for the year: Answered at Redskins Insider, who reported from start to finish the wooing, dating, and signing of receiver Reche Caldwell. (He lists at 6 feet tall, 210 pounds.) Jason had this to add on the signing:
I'll have more thoughts on Caldwell after/if we see him on the field though encourage much speculation in the comments below. Later on today or this week you might find someone else gloating in this space about some kind of victory over yours truly in a pick'em contest whereas I failed miserably with the crashing and the burning and the yowza and they performed admirably enough to charge people for their picks. Whatever.
Fine, congratulations to Post Game Heroes. Whatever times two.