But Pryor remains upbeat, which, considering it's only Week 3, is the only way to be. He was proud of his blocking against the Rams, and he said being new means taking time to build a rapport with Cousins. Pryor pointed out how other receivers with new teams, such as Philadelphia's Alshon Jeffery and New England's Brandin Cooks, didn't have a scintillating first two weeks -- Jeffery has 10 catches for 130 yards; Cooks five for 125.
Kelley said he expected to play and would wear a protective pad over his ribs. He was hurt after gaining 78 yards on 12 carries in the first half against the Rams last week. He called the initial pain a “10” but said by Wednesday it had been cut in half. If he can’t play, then rookie Samaje Perine would take over, with Chris Thompson remaining in his third-down role and Mack Brown being activated.
The future of Kirk Cousins may be a hot topic in Washington, but only two games in, it's much too early to guess where he'll land next season.
“Kirk Cousins is a very, very smart quarterback,” Amerson said. “Obviously, he’s a guy that can make all the throws and I think that the biggest thing when playing against a guy like Kirk Cousins is making him uncomfortable, getting pressure on him, making sure he’s not back there just patting the ball, reading coverages.
Rookie Samaje Perine got 21 carries last week and the Redskins saw promise but need him to show more patience and be stronger after contact.
In his first interaction with reporters since the Redskins put him on the reserve/exempt list, Su'a Cravens expressed hope he would be back next year and that he has "to do what's best for me."