Jay Gruden gave some injury and lineup updates after today's practice. He ruled out RB Chris Thompson(ribs) and LT Trent Williams(thumb). He also listed WR Jamison Crowder(ankle), CB Quinton Dunbar(shin), and Morgan Moses(knee) as questionable vs the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Crowder returned to practice this week after missing the last four games with an ankle sprain. His return to the field will be big after the Redskins placed Paul Richardson Jr. on IR to have shoulder surgery.
Morgan Moses sprained his MCL last week and has been wearing a big brace on his knee. Gruden said he did more today, and hopes he will be able to go on Sunday. If he can't play, rookie Geron Christian Sr. will play right tackle.
Quinton Dunbar has not practiced all week and looks like a longshot to play this week. Gruden said UDFA rookie CB Danny Johnson is ahead of 7th round rookie CB Greg Stroman right now and will likely get more playing time again this week.
The Redskins will likely be starting Jonathan Cooper at left guard this week with Tony Bergstrom at right guard. Cooper was signed this week, along with two other OL, after the team placed Brandon Scherff(pec) and Shawn Lauvao(ACL) on IR.
Gruden to the podium:— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 9, 2018
OUT: Williams, Thompson,
Questionable: Crowder, Dunbar, Moses
Moses has a real shot.
Gruden says CB Quinton Dunbar (shin), RT Morgan Moses (knee) and WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) will be listed as questionable for #WASvsTB.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 9, 2018
Gruden added that Dunbar didn’t do much in practice today. If he doesn’t suit up, that could be an issue Sunday with both Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson to contend with. #Redskins https://t.co/VqQLW0SgBI— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) November 9, 2018
Gruden says Crowder and Moses did more today than they have all week. Will depend how they feel by Sunday if they can go— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 9, 2018
Jay Gruden waiting to see the availability of Moses before deciding on a starting offensive line. Would be Bergstrom at one guard spot. Nsekhe and Moses at tackle is the hope. #redskins— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) November 9, 2018
Gruden is “optimistic” about the O Line picking thinks up mentally but physical will be the real story— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 9, 2018
Gruden said he’s optimistic that the new offensive lineman have picked up assignments but playing in 80+ degree temperatures in Tampa in their first game will tell. #Redskins pic.twitter.com/5uRPa2okTi— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) November 9, 2018
Offensive line will likely be:— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 9, 2018
LT - Nsekhe
LG - Cooper
C - Roullier
RG - Bergstrom
RT - Moses or Christian
Gruden on how his makeshift offensive line will hold up on Sunday in Tampa: “I’m anxious to see it.”— Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) November 9, 2018
Danny Johnson/Greg Stroman:
Hruden says Danny Johnson is probably ahead of Stroman at CB.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 9, 2018
Also says Josh Norman night travel to cover Mike Evans but the coach adds ‘gotta cover DeSean too’— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 9, 2018
Geron Christian Sr.:
If Morgan Moses can’t play, Gruden expects Geron Christian to get the start— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 9, 2018