Today was the first joint practice with the Houston Texans and it unfortunately led to some bad news on the injury front. Off the field the Redskins found out it they lost a player on waivers that they were probably hoping to keep around. Here is a quick breakdown on some of the news blurbs from today:
DeSean Jackson injury:
Jackson injured his shoulder on the first play of practice this morning and is expected to miss at least 1-2 weeks with a shoulder sprain. The good news is it doesn't sound too serious, and barring an unexpected set back Jackson should be back by the regular season and may even be ready by the 3rd preseason game.
DeAngelo Hall injury:
Hall has a slight groin strain and is listed as day-to-day, but reports are he could be out about a week (probably doubtful for the first pre-season game).
Chris Culliver injury:
Groin injury, also listed as day-to-day, but the team figures to be pretty cautious with injuries like this. With Hall, Culliver, and Breeland likely out a week (or more) and Amerson day-to-day the Redskins cornerbacks are extremely thin right now. They don't want to force any of these guys back too soon and risk a further injury.
Jeron Johnson injury:
Hamstring strain, expected to miss at least a week.
CB Tevin Mitchel claimed by the Colts on Waivers:
-This is a bit of an odd situation, as the Redskins had to put Tevin Mitchel on waivers if they hoped to put him on IR given his being lost for the season. Typically when you put late round picks or back-up players on waivers they aren't going to get claimed because there isn't much upside for another team to try to keep him on their 90 man roster. In this case though the Colts must have liked Mitchel in the draft because they took a shot at him.
It's unfortunate that the Redskins lose his rights, but they were forced in a situation where they had to bring in new bodies for their secondary with some of the injuries they had already faced.