The Redskins haven’t officially released their final injury report for the Vikings game, but Head Coach Jay Gruden did rule some players out in his presser today. The Redskins will have four healthy defensive linemen active on Sunday, with Matt Ioaniddis(hand) and newly-signed Arthur Jones(shoulder) ruled out. The Redskins worked out several DL players this week, but made no changes to the 53-man roster...yet.
The Redskins also have 12 players that will be questionable to play against the Vikings. Trent Williams was in uniform and on the practice field today. Gruden said he could play if he feels comfortable with his knee. The Redskins could also be getting back a few more offensive linemen if Shawn Lauvao(stinger) and Brandon Scherff(knee) can play on Sunday. Center Spencer Long(knee) has also missed time, and has been limited all week in practice.
Washington could see the return to the field of backup OT Ty Nsekhe to prevent T.J. Clemmings from getting abused by his former team if TWill can’t play. Nsekhe had core muscle surgery 6 weeks ago, and should be back. Morgan Moses continues to appear on the injury report with his injured ankles, but will be playing vs the Vikings.
The Redskins had three injured tight ends, but only two are listed as questionable this week. Jordan Reed(hamstring) and Niles Paul(concussion) missed last weeks game due to injury. Reed could play, but he got a rest day today for his hamstring. Gruden said Paul was still in the concussion protocol yesterday, but he could be cleared for this week’s game. Vernon Davis suffered hand injuries(contusions) last week, but looks like he’s good to go for this week’s game.
The Redskins could also get WR Jamison Crowder(hamstring) back this week. WR Brian Quick is also in the concussion protocol after receiving an unflagged helmet to helmet hit on the Redskins game-winning drive against Seattle last week.
On defense, LB Zach Brown appeared on the injury report on Thursday with an ankle injury. Coach Gruden said he had some ankle soreness, and was held out of practice yesterday. Safety Montae Nicholson is the only other Redskins defender who is listed as questionable this week. Nicholson has been dealing with shoulder injuries all season, and was replaced in the lineup by the returning DeAngelo Hall last week.
OUT for #MINvsWAS: Jones & Ioannidis.— Stephen Czarda (@SCzardaRedskins) November 10, 2017
Questionable: Williams, Nsekhe, Long, Lauvao, Scherff, Crowder, Paul, Nicholson, Moses, Quick, Brown and Reed.
"He's the toughest guy on this football team." #Redskins HC Jay Gruden says that if Trent Williams -- who practiced today -- feels like his knee is good, he'll play.— Stephen Czarda (@SCzardaRedskins) November 10, 2017