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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: Not overly concerned with Paul Richardson's AC joint injury

Jay Gruden speaks to the media after today's practice

Washington Redskins v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jay Gruden answered questions from reporters after today's practice. He gave several injury updates, ruling rookie safety Troy Apke out with a hamstring injury(Kenny Ladler signed this week). Paul Richardsom is dealing with an AC joint injury that was aggravated on Sunday. Gruden said he wasn't overly concerned about the injury.

After practice Maurice talked about being cleared from the concussion protocol, and Trent Williams explained what Business Friday is.

Injury Report:

Paul Richardson:

Defense vs pass-first Colts:

"Yeah, we’ll see. I think still the initial deal in pro football is stop the run, whoever is back there. We have to do a good job of that and try to force them to be one dimensional. However, that dimension is pretty good with Andrew Luck. So, when he does go back to pass, we’re going to have to do a better job of staying in our lanes, because he can buy time as good as anybody and that’s going to be an issue also. We’ll hopefully mix it up on them, keep them off balance, three-man, four-man, five-man, six-man rushes, and hopefully he will have to get the ball out.”


I think these guys have worked hard together to try and get that continuity and every week is a different challenge. There’s going to be some new things that we add every week, so it’s going to be important for us to get on the same page as far as that’s concerned. But the type of guys that these guys are, they’ve worked extremely hard together and done an excellent job with being where they are supposed to be, being fundamentally sound, and making plays that are simple plays making them look very good. We saw Adrian [Peterson] do that a couple of times, make a couple of guys miss in the hole, break another tackle, get 12 yards instead of three. Alex [Smith], if a play is not there, spinning out of trouble, finding Jordan Reed for a gain of 20. So, those things they do athletically but overall I think their continuity is in pretty good shape.”

Defending back shoulder fade:

"Well it’s hard because the defensive back, it’s hard to look back for the ball, especially on T.Y. [Hilton] because he’s so fast. We’ve got to make sure you try and stay on top of him, and when you’re on top of him, the receiver does a good job of not giving any indicator of where the ball is if he lay-hands on it. So, it’s hard, and the defensive back has to play through the hands and a lot of times it’s a PI [pass interference] or a completion. It’s a really tough deal; not easy to throw, but Andrew is very, very good at it, so certain quarterbacks are better than others and it’s a difficult deal.”

”Some of them are planned, usually the shorter versions are planned, but the deeper versions, those are just, if the defensive back is on top, he’ll throw it back shoulder. But it’s just an adjustment the quarterback and receiver makes that have been together for a long time. That’s where continuity comes in with him and T.Y. [Hilton].”

Business Friday:

Caleb Brantley:

Maurice Harris cleared: