The Redskins are reportedly working out DE Tyson Jackson today, a move that could just be for their in case of emergency file. It could also mean that the injury bug has taken another defensive lineman out. Jonathan Allen has already been placed on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury, and although the Redskins seemed hopeful that he would return this season, that is far from a sure thing. Matt Ioannidis had hand surgery last week, and will return when he feels comfortable with a club.
The lastest injury happened on Sunday when newly signed DE Arthur Jones dislocated his shoulder in his debut game with the Redskins. Jay Gruden indicated that he could miss some time with the injury, and as the last man in the door on the defensive line, that doesn’t bode well for him this year. The Redskins currently have four healthy defensive linemen on the roster and that won’t cut it on game day. Ziggy Hood, Stacy McGee, and Terrell McClain have been getting reps on the DL all season, and Anthony Lanier joined them last week to make some plays, but depth is thin due to all the injuries.
Tyson Jackson(6’4”, 300 lbs, 31 yo) is a former #3 overall pick who started his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. He spent 5 years with the Chiefs, starting 55 games with 201 tackles, and 9 sacks. Jackson moved on to the Atlanta Falcons in 2014, and played the last 3(mostly disappointing) years there, including last year’s Super Bowl loss to the Patriots. Jackson was cut in March, and hasn’t played in the NFL this year.