The Washington Redskins have a short week again, and the injuries on defense continue to keep players off the field. Two players on defense have been ruled out for tomorrow’s game against the Bears. Su’a Cravens(elbow) will miss his 2nd game in a row after leaving the game vs the Eagles. Quinton Dunbar(concussion) will miss this week’s game after suffering a concussion in Monday’s loss to the Panthers.
Inside linebacker Will Compton has not been ruled out for this week, but was limited the past two days, and missed Monday’s game with a knee injury. Martrell Spaight made his first career start last week, but did nothing to solidify his role as the top backup at ILB. The team signed Nick Moody last week, claimed LB Zach Vigil off of waivers this week, and also has special teamer Terence Garvin who could play if Compton isn’t able to play Saturday. Spaight(shoulder) and Garvin(illness) are both listed as questionable, but expected to play.
Two more defensive starters are listed as questionable, but both have appeared on this list for the majority of the season and aren’t in danger of missing the game. DE Chris Baker continues to deal with several injuries, and remains limited during the week. OLB Ryan Kerrigan is listed with an elbow injury this week, after tweaking his arm during last week’s game.
Jordan Reed has been ineffective since suffering a grade 3 shoulder separation on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys. Reed sat one game, before returning the following week to a limited workload. He was limited again last week, and was able to make one catch after falling down on his route. He was eventually ejected from the for throwing a punch, mercifully ending his night. Reed hasn’t practiced all week, and could(should?) miss the game, despite Coach Gruden hoping he can play.
Final injury report of the week. pic.twitter.com/DvXaxCA3ko— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) December 23, 2016