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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: Martez Carter waived/injured, 3 players signed

Jay Gruden gives updates after today's practice

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UPDATE: The Redskins are bringing former New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa in for a workout tomorrow

Jay Gruden spoke to the media after today's practice, the first one back at Ashburn after training camp ended this week. The Redskins have waived/injured RB Martez Carter, and only had three RBs healthy enough to practice(Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Kapri Bibbs). Derrius Guice tore his ACL in the first preseason game. Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall injured their ankles on Thursday againt the Jets and will both miss some time.

The Redskins also waived LB Jeff Knox and DE Jalen Wilkerson who were both signed by the team a week ago. The team also signed 3 players(T Kendall Calhoun, DB Darius Hillary, and WR Allenzae Staggers), but no RBs. Gruden said the team will be working out RBs tomorrow and are likely to sign one. The Redskins currently have 2 open roster spots to fill.

Byron Marshall/Samaje Perine:

Injury update: Not really. We’re just going to get them rehab and see how long it takes. They should be OK though.”

Return: ”There’s no reports really, we’ll just wait and see. Every injury is different and we’ll play it by ear and see how long it takes.”

Week 1 status: ”I don’t know that. The injury report will come out Week 1 on - when is it, Wednesday? And there you have it.”

Martez Carter:

“He was [absent]. We waived him pending a physical and all that stuff as injured. We waived him injured. He was injured in the game. He hurt his leg.”

Roster moves:

RB workouts:

Starters vs the Broncos:

"Yeah, we’ll wait and see the guys that are available to us number one, obviously, is the most important thing, and then we’ll go from there. Obviously, we want to try to prepare Week 3 like it’s going to be a regular season game, so our preparation will be as such preparing for a regular season game just to get the cards and how we’re going to install and practice that week. Preview for that. As for who’s playing, we’ll wait and see on that.”

OL vs the Jets:

"I think the offensive line did a pretty good job. You know, I think [Geron] Christian battled for the most part at left tackle - starting at left tackle. Obviously [Shawn] Lauvao played well. Chase [Roullier] played well, Brandon [Schreff] did a good job and Morgan [Moses] got some quality work in his first really big action of the season for him. So, it was good work. You know, it was only about nine or 10 plays though for those starters but I like the way they came off and played.”

DaRon Payne/Jonathan Allen:

“Very well, they played well early. You know, I think you saw the stop. They lined up an empty on the first play and then they tried running on the second play and then, obviously on third down, Payne got the sack. But, those two complement each other very well, and then when Ziggy Hood comes in there, obviously we get [Matt] Ioannidis back, Phil Taylor [Sr.] will start to practice here shortly. He practiced today. It’s a pretty good group in there - [Anthony] Lanier. So, they complement each other well. They’re multiple at what they can do is why. Payne can line up as a three, a four, a shade, whatever he wants to do. He can play - same with Jonathan [Allen], same with Matt [and] same with Ziggy. So, very multiple on what they do and they complement each other well. Then we have the great edge setters with Preston [Smith] and Ryan [Kerrigan] and [Pernell] McPhee and Pete [Robertson] getting better and obviously Ryan Anderson.”

Young CBs:

"I like the way they played. Danny did a good job, did some nice things, and Stroman, you know, he’s competing and Fabian. They’re all learning together, which is good. I thought they communicated fairly well for the most part and were able to fly around [and] make some plays early in that football game. You know, I think they all performed pretty well. I think the communication is what I’m most impressed with right now. We don’t have a lot of [busted plays], which is good.”