The Redskins will be getting some players back on offense that missed last week’s game against the Seahawks according to Ian Rapoport. WR Jamison Crowder missed the first game of his career due to a hamstring injury, but is expected to play today. He told reporters on Thursday that he expected to be on the field vs the Vikings. Crowder had his best game of the season vs the Cowboys two weeks ago before re-injuring his hamstring, posting 9 catches for 123 yards.
The Redskins were without 4 starters on their offensive line last week, and Kirk Cousins felt it every time he was sacked and hit by Seahawks defenders. The injury report looks a lot better this week, and Washington was expected to get 2-3 of them back this week. Trent Williams will reportedly be on the field today, after resting his knee for the last two weeks. T.J. Clemmings has been starting at LT since Williams has been out, and he is just not good enough. Vikings fans have been salivating at the chance to see their defense run over Clemmings to get to Cousins. The Redskins should also have backup OT Ty Nsekhe back today, 6 weeks after having core muscle surgery.
#Redskins TE Jordan Reed, who missed practice on Friday with a hamstring injury, is not expected to play today, source said. But LT Trent Williams, battling through a painful knee injury, is expecting to play, somehow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2017
In not so surprising news, TE Jordan Reed is expected to miss his 3rd game of the season. Reed left the Cowboys game with a hamstring injury after posting 1 catch for 5 yards. He missed Friday’s practice after being limited all week, and was listed as questionable for today’s game. Vernon Davis appeared on the injury report on Wednesday with hand injuries, but was a full go the rest of the week and will start today. Niles Paul is in the concussion protocol due to a concussion that knocked him out two weeks ago and could miss another game after not practicing Thursday and Friday. Rookie Jeremy Sprinkle will see more playing time today.