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Redskins Make Minor Roster Move, Give DeSean Jackson Injury Update, and More

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The Redskins shuffled some players on the practice squad, and Jay Gruden gave some injury updates today.

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The Redskins made a minor roster move today, signing former 4th round Houston Texans DE/LB Trevardo Williams(6'1" 237 lbs) to the practice squad.  Williams played college ball at UCONN and recorded 30.5 sacks, 133 tackles, and 5 forced fumbles.  Williams was placed on injured reserve during his rookie season for an ankle injury and did not appear in any games.  The following year, he was released during training camp and claimed by the Arizona Cardinals.  Williams was released less than a week later, then signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad the following month.  The Colts released him last week to make room for Kelcy Quarles and now Williams has landed with his 4th team in the last two seasons.

Offensive tackle Michael Huey, who had previously played in the Arena League was released to make room for Williams.

In Jay Gruden's presser yesterday, he talked about several injuries from Sunday's game against the Colts.  The big name on the list is WR DeSean Jackson who was injured twice during Sunday's game.  The first time cam when Indianapolis Colts DB Mike Adams dove for Jackson's legs as he was falling to the ground out of bounds.  Jackson returned to the game and scored a huge TD, but left during the 3rd quarter after injuring his leg.  Initially it looked serious, and he was not putting any weight on his right leg.  Jackson left the field on a cart, but later returned to the sidelines in uniform.  Jackson has a fibula contusion, and is expected to miss several days of practice.  The Redskins are hopeful that Jackson will be available on Sunday vs the Rams, but nothing is definite yet.

Backup defensive lineman Kedric Golston injured his back during pregame warmups and is also dealing with (the dreaded)plantar fasciitis.  He will see a spine specialist soon and will likely miss Sunday's game against the Rams, and could miss more time.

Starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather sprained his big toe during the game and the team has doubts about his status for the Rams game.  Gruden said, "We're going to get him checked out.  He's probably going to be questionable for a while. We don't know his status but it's not looking good."  If Meriweather can't go expect Phillip Thomas or possibly a returning E.J. Biggers to play safety along with others to fill in.

Speaking of Raheem Morris' utility man, Biggers is expected to be cleared from the concussion protocol this week and return to the lineup on Sunday.  He missed last week's game after not being at practice all week.

Cornerback Chase Minnifield joins Biggers on the concussion list.  Minnifield was re-signed from the practice squad last week and was playing nickelback in place of Biggers/Porter.

Gruden also mentioned that backup inside linebacker Will Compton had a back issue and he had also seen a spine specialist, but he didn't think it was that serious.

Starting inside linebacker Keenan Robinson left the Colts game due to an MCL sprain, but was able to return.  Gruden thinks he will be fine, and they did not have to do an MRI on his knee.