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Jay Gruden Presser: Four more Redskins placed on IR

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The Redskins will place two more players on injured reserve this week. WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. was inactive last week, and after consulting with a foot specialist, opted to have surgery to repair his ankle that was injured in Week 2. Chris Thompson, who broke his fibula vs the Saints, will also have surgery this week. Jay Gruden mentioned the team would need to make some roster moves this week, including signing players from the practice squad.

Yeah, it’s a big challenge with the injuries that we have, for sure, then trying to get people ready from our practice squad, we will probably have to promote three or four guys from our practice squad to get them ready for the game, I would think. When it is all said and done, that’s the biggest challenge, not knowing who is going to be available.

Reports this morning have the Redskins re-signing DT A.J. Francis, and also promoting LB Pete Robertson from the practice squad. Francis was with the team last year, and was re-signed to the team for a week this season.

The Redskins will place two more players on injured reserve this week. WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. was inactive last week, and after consulting with a foot specialist, opted to have surgery to repair his ankle that was injured in Week 2. Chris Thompson, who broke his fibula vs the Saints, will also have surgery this week.

Yeah, it’s a big challenge with the injuries that we have, for sure, then trying to get people ready from our practice squad, we will probably have to promote three or four guys from our practice squad to get them ready for the game, I would think. When it is all said and done, that’s the biggest challenge, not knowing who is going to be available.

Jay Gruden spoke to the media today and gave several more updates including Spencer Long being placed on IR, LeShun Daniels being signed from the practice squad, and C Demetrius Rhaney.

Jay Gruden Presser

Injured Reserve:

Terrelle Pryor Sr.:

“Yeah, it’s tough because after Week 2 supposedly he was having that trouble with his ankle and you could notice it on tape from time to time where he wasn’t running his 4.3 40 speed as advertised. He was trying to fight through the pain and I just think after so many weeks of the pounding that he felt like he needed to get it checked out and get it cleaned up and get the surgery. He did his best to try to fight through it, but as far as gauging him for his production on this, it is kind of hard to say because he was never really at full strength.”

Spencer Long surgery:

Chase Roullier:

Tony Bergstrom:

Ty Nsekhe:

“He is quite the backup. That’s the first time he has really had to play guard. Usually last year when we had injuries at guard he moved to tackle and Trent [Williams] moved to guard. But Bill [Callahan] wanted to try him at guard. He has been here a little bit while and felt more comfortable with him at guard and Trent at tackle. That’s the way it went and Ty played pretty well for never playing it. Now that he can play tackle and guard, it’s very beneficial. He might have to play only tackle this week. He might have to play guard. He knows them all. Smart guy.”

RB LeShun Daniels and C Demetrius Rhaney signed:

Anthony Lanier:

“Yeah, Anthony initially… He is such a big guy, talented guy, long and initially he was a third-down type rusher. Last year that’s what he was really brought in to be. On third down we would throw him out there in nickel and let him rush the passer. Now with all the injuries, he has had to play first and second down a little bit more too. He’s done a good job. He is getting better and better. He’s just got to keep playing. He’s very young when it comes to that position. Learning new techniques, it’s not just a one gap, get up the field and go. There are a lot of different things he has to do and learn with leverage and fighting off double teams and all that. He’s getting better and better at it. Still a long way to go, but the good thing is he is getting stronger every day in here and he is listening to Coach [Jim] Tomsula and you can see the progress steady.”

Kirk Cousins:

“I think he is playing pretty good, really. I think in that New Orleans game, I think the one thing you can noticeably see is his play under pressure with the pass rush coming at him. You saw him against Seattle. You saw him last week against New Orleans with some free hitters in the hole where in the past he might’ve just thrown it out of bounds or thrown a dirter or just thrown it away. Now he is waiting until the very last second and throwing very catchable balls and getting big plays out of it. I think that is the biggest change that I’ve seen. He just continues to get command of the offense. I’ve always said repetition is king and the more reps he gets the better he just seems to get.”

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