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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: Trent Williams was very limited today, but he's progressing

Jay Gruden speaks to the media after today's practice

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Jay Gruden gave updates folliwing today's practice. The Redskins still have a few players dealing with injuries heading into this week's Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints.

Practice Updates

Jay Gruden Presser

Injury updates:

Josh Doctson:

"Fear? No fear. [Laughter] I don’t know he’s day to day so we will have to wait to see how he improves, get him out there running, hopefully by tomorrow or the next day.”

Chris Thompson:

"Yeah I think he does. I think he’s explosive and fast and physical and everything he was before the injury, if not better. He’s done a great job of rehabbing. He’s done a good job with the trainers and done everything they’ve asked him to do and he hasn’t lost a step in my opinion. You can’t put a number on what he’s worth to this football team. Last week, he only had one catch, but they [Packers] were doubling him a lot. They had defensive lineman dropping, trying to help them, and when they don’t he’s a great match-up for us both in the passing game and pass protection. So, I’ve said it many, many times how important he is to this team.”

Trent Williams:

Shawn Lauvao OUT:

Drew Brees passing record:

Michael Thomas:

"They have an arsenal of weapons and Drew does a good job of finding the open guy, and it just so happens, its Michael Thomas quite a bit and Alvin Kamara. They also have Ted Ginn who’s a good player and tight ends can play and obviously [Mark] Ingram with the running game, so it’s a tough deal. The thing is he doesn’t line up in one spot, where you say, “Here he is, let’s do this, let’s double him here.” He lines up in the slot, he lines up everywhere and he can run all the routes from outside or inside – very effective player.”

On having a defender following Thomas in the formation:

”I think if he’s inside, I don’t have a problem with Fabian [Moreau]. Fabian is playing very well right now in the nickel. Then, if he’s outside I feel good about our two corners, both of them playing.”

Greg Manusky Presser

Matt Ioannidis' limited playing time vs Green Bay:

"Well, the one thing with Aaron Rodgers is everybody knows he will catch you if you sub. Some of those situations were situations where we couldn’t sub in the personnel we wanted because of the situations with him doing that, so that’s how those circumstances arose.”

Facing Saints offense:

"Well, I think the biggest thing is communication. As long as we are on the same page and we communicate and play the same coverage, we will be fine. From our standpoint, we do have a couple of young guys in the back end. But from our standpoint, hey it’s the players we have out there and we’re excited to see them perform at a high fashion, so we’ll be ready Monday night.”

Mark Ingram:

"[He’s] another good football player, great in the backfield, [and an] explosive player. Same thing, good sight lines, good vision points, good in the pass game, also in the run game, he is top notch. Dual-threat [with Alvin Kamara] – two different guys, one is a speedier guy, one is a more downhill hit, strike and make sure he shuffles through the holes, but good football players.”

Taysom Hill:

"I think any challenge when you have those two quarterbacks, you don’t know if Brees is going to be in, or number seven [Taysom Hill] is going to be there so from our standpoint we are going to try to put a little package together and see what we can do on Monday night.”

On defending the wildcat formation that features Hill:

”Well he can still throw, so it doesn’t matter he’s still a quarterback that plays in the National Football League. It puts us in a certain bind at times but we’ll have a package for it and take it from there.”