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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: Maurice Harris will start if Josh Doctson is out

Jay Gruden speaks to the media after today's practice

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Jay Gruden gave some brief injury updates after today's Redskins practice. Josh Doctson is reportedly in a walking boot after having his heel stepped on/ kicked in practice on Monday. He hasn't practiced the last three days, and it is looking like he will miss Monday's game against the Saints. Gruden said Maurice Harris would get the start if Doctson is out and Michael Floyd would also be active.

Injury updates:

Maurice Harris starts if Josh Doctson is out:

Michael Floyd:

"It’s been good. You know, he hadn’t got a ton of reps but I think more learning in the classroom than anything. He’s trying to study. Originally, we had him coming in here to learn one position, but now with the injury to Josh possibly, we’ve had to have him learn both spots, so a lot of learning for him in the classroom. [Wide receiver coach] Ike [Hilliard] is doing an excellent job getting him ready. He looks good on the hoof out there.”

Evaluating Floyd:

”Yeah, I did a lot of work on Floyd coming out. I went to a…I was at Cincinnati and I went to work him out at Notre Dame and really liked him. He’s a big, strong, physical guy. He can run. He’s great in the running game, man. He blocks, very physical, got a great demeanor about him. I’ve been anxious to get him. Once I saw that he was kind of floating around out there, we finally got a chance to work him out and signed him. He hasn’t disappointed yet. “

Floyd on special teams:

"He’s doing a little kickoff return, kickoff coverage.”

Trent Williams:

"No, I think Trent will be ready to go. Like I said last year, he played with a far worse painful injury than the bursa sac thing that he had. But, he is dealing with it and we will see. We will monitor him also. I just have great faith that he’ll stick it out but time will tell.”