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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: Chris Thompson OUT vs Buccaneers

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Jay Gruden speaks to the media after today's practice

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Jay Gruden and Greg Manusky spoke to the media following today's practice. WRs Jamison Crowder and Trey Quinn returned to practice today. RB Chris Thompson has been ruled out vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week due to his rib injuries.

Injury updates:

Jamison Crowder:

”He just did some individual today on a limited basis but it was good to see him out there in number 80 jersey.”

Will Crowder will play Sunday:

”Yeah, I think we’d have to see a pretty good day tomorrow out of him – like in the team work and some red zone activity, but we’ll see.”

Chris Thompson:

Facing Tampa Bay offense without Quinton Dunbar:

"It’ll be a challenge very much so. Danny [Johnson] and [Greg] Stroman are going to have to step it up and Fabian [Moreau], will maybe have to move out to corner in some base but we’ll see. I think Stroman has some pretty good experience and Danny got some experience last week so strap it up and play.”

Byron Marshall:

"Not yet, no, Kapri is [Bibbs] handling it pretty good. Samaje [Perine] is back up to Adrian [Peterson], so we have three backs right now but that’ll probably be addressed next week.”

Morgan Moses:

Offensive line:

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix:

"Yeah, he looks a lot more comfortable. He’s a very bright guy like I said last week. I think his role will expand quite a bit.”

Greg Manusky Presser:

Run defense vs the Falcons:

“I think with the guys that they had overall from a receiver standpoint, tight ends and even the running backs, we tried to play a little bit of a light box at times and they kind of took advantage of it. Overall, we’ve got to learn from the experiences that we had on Sunday, but we’ve got to make sure we get off on third downs, that’s huge. That was a situation where we just didn’t get off on third downs and it extends drives with an offense like that, that they have with so many potent receivers, you’ve got to make sure you make plays when the opportunity arises.”

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix:

“Very good, he’s a Pro Bowl guy. He understands coverages. He knows exactly from a leverage standpoint and overall, just a phenomenal human being that understands the game of football. I’m excited for him and getting ready for the team that we’re playing.”

Defending pick plays:

"Well there is a lot of pick routes going on in the league. Sometimes they are a little bit beyond two yards or one yard that they say and not everybody catches those. We got a couple of calls with one or two last week, but I’m just saying it’s where you have to balance. If the team’s doing it, you’ve got to make sure you get in a situation where you are playing a little bit of zone then man. We’ll go back and forth based upon the down and distance. It’s huge nowadays, they give you one yard, which they fudged about two or three, but we’ll see.”

Pass rush vs the Falcons:

"It was a good offensive line. Overall, I think they had some big bodies up front. I think we got there a couple of times, we were in his face a couple of times but good quarterbacks make those throws. He did, so I think that he’s a good quarterback and then the receivers that he has are very talented. So overall, he made some throws, we didn’t execute sometimes and that’s what happened.”