And now that he’s in London, it will lead to him attending a soccer match Saturday. Norman said he planned to attend a game between the Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City on Saturday. He’s also hoping to connect with some of his soccer buddies while in town: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba of Manchester United.
“A lot of people depend on me to be out there,” Williams said. “The front office made a commitment to me contractually [in 2015]. It’s my duty to play through those little nicks and bruises. If I could at all offer them even just 80 percent of me, it’s my obligation to be out there. This is what I love to do. I want to leave a legacy more than anything. You can’t do that by sitting on the sidelines.”
Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson will take over for Jones, who has rushed for a team-best 460 yards and three touchdowns. Kelley, an undrafted rookie, will start in his place, but there's a good chance Thompson will have a similar type of game as last week when he carried 12 times and caught seven passes. The Redskins are reluctant to give him more work because of durability concerns. Kelley's career high in carries is five. He has rushed 17 times for 103 yards, with a long of 45, in limited action. Washington's run game doesn't have to suffer minus Jones; Kelley's ability to plant and cut without hesitation makes him a good fit in this offense, too.
“If you’re looking for separation, Kirk is a better fit for a drop-back offense, for that three- and five-step game,” former NFL safety and ESPN analyst Matt Bowen said. “Andy can make more plays off-schedule. He’s more accustomed to working in an offense that thinks more outside the box, having been with Hue Jackson. Kirk is at his best when he throws on time and plays in the pocket and uses his arm and his decision-making.”
Tight end Jordan Reed, who missed the last two games with a concussion, appeared to take part in the walkthrough fully. He said earlier this week that he feels 100 percent and ready to play on Sunday. Reed will still have to get cleared by Redskins doctors in order to play.