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Jay Gruden Presser/Redskins Injury Report: 2 players OUT, 9 questionable vs Titans

Jay Gruden speaks to the media after today's practice

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Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden and Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky spoke to the media after today’s practice. If you like injury updates, this is a great presser for you! Colt McCoy and Jordan Reed are the only players officially ruled out, but another nine are questionable. The Redskins also had two players go to IR this week and one get placed on the Reserve/NFI list following an arrest. We’re at the point of the season where Gruden can’t remember the names of the new guys on the team during his presser!

Injury updates:

Josh Doctson:

"Just lower back spasms.”

”It occurred yesterday, after practice. This morning I think he developed a little bit of a [type of] deal, so he’s been in treatment all day. We’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow.”

Vernon Davis:

“Well, he passed all the concussion tests on Sunday and then yesterday I guess it was, he was developing some symptoms, so we had to put him through the protocol type deal and that’s what’s going on right now. Very similar to Maurice Harris.”

Davis’ odds of playing Saturday:

”Yeah, I don’t know. This concussion protocol stuff is out of my hands. Once I know that they’re in it, they have to pass the tests, then be cleared for practice and all that stuff. So, we’ll have to wait and see on that one.”

Josh Johnson:

“I’ll tell you what, from one week to the next just huge progress. I mean it’s been two weeks, so he’s been great. Just his comfort level, leadership, I think guys tend to look a lot better with the more reps that they get. If you’re a backup at quarterback and you’re just throwing pat and go, maybe getting some carded work, it’s hard to see your development. But, when you’re getting all the work with the ones, you can see a guy and talk to him about each individual throw, the footwork, the reads, the protections and I can see he’s getting more comfortable. It’s a difficult deal, but at least he’s a guy with some brains and some confidence and can play.”

Using Chris Thompson and Byron Marshall together:

Jordan Reed, pretty much. I think whenever you get Chris Thompson, you’re talking about pass situations and you don’t ever want to take Jordan Reed out for another back. There’s no reason to. You want Jordan Reed on the field at all times. Now that Jordan is out, you have to come up with different ways and if Vernon [Davis] is out, you have to come up with different ideas to try to get different people on the field. So, that’s really the only reason.”

Colt McCoy:

Ty Nsekhe:

“Yeah well hopefully, [Tony] Bergstrom is questionable. He had a decent week, het got some work in there, so he’s a candidate obviously. Both Zac [Kerin], Zac is a candidate, he played a little bit. So, we’ve got some options in there. We’ve got Austin Howard, but he’s questionable also, he can play inside and outside, which is a good thing and Luke Bowanko obviously played a lot at right guard, so we’ll have that covered. Then we have [Kyle] Fuller from the practice squad off the Texans. He can play both center and guard and there’s a chance he could be up as a backup type guy.”

Will Fabian Moreau be on the outside or the inside? Who is the 5th CB?:

”Me. [Laughter]. We have Adonis [Alexander] rolling right now as the fourth and after that [Jeremy] Reaves has been here he can play inside, maybe play outside and obviously, I just drew a blank, we just signed him, Harlan Miller, sorry, there’s a chance he could be out as a fifth. We’ve just got to get him up to speed. As for

Fabian, the plan right now would be to leave him outside but he has the ability to play both inside and outside.”