The Redskins host the Packers on Sunday after a disappointing home loss to the Colts last week. The Redskins also lost starting left guard Shawn Lauvao for some time with a calf injury. Jay Gruden ruled Lauvao and safety Troy Apke out vs the Packers in his presser after today's practice.
The Redskins will have to do something on Sunday they did all too often last year, shuffle around their offensive line. Backup Tony Bergstrom will get the start at center and starter Chase Roullier will be moved over to left guard.
Three other starting offensive linemen appear on this week's injury report. Right guard Brandon Scherff gave everyone a scare last week when his leg whipped around Chase Roullier and he was taken off the field. He came back into the game wearing a brace, and will be wearing one on his knee this week when he plays. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, but was full go today.
The Redskins two starting offensive tackles also appear on this week's injury report, but both should be ready to play Sunday. Trent Williams is still dealing with the offseason surgery to put his knee back together. Morgan Moses is also dealing with a knee issue, but was a full participant in practice all week.
https://t.co/KPgYyKrsjR pic.twitter.com/veC8IWmfVd— Scott Jennings (@HunterLoganX) September 20, 2018
Two Redskins WRs are questionable to play this week as Washington continues to deal with injury issues at the position. Paul Richardson had an MRI on his shoulder(or was it knee Dr. Gruden?) this week. He has a AC joint injury and a mystery knee injury to deal with this week.
Maurice Harris looks to make his season debut this week after missing a month and a half due to a concussion. He has cleared concussion protocol, but didn't play last week.
Gruden did not make it sound like the Redskins newest WR signings Breshad Perriman and Michael Floyd would be active this week. That could change if Harris is inactive again.
Zach Brown is the only other Redskins player who is questionsble this week. He has been dealing with an oblique injury the last few weeks. Gruden said it's a pain issue. He is expected to start again this week.
Who is injured on the Packers? Some guy named Aaron Rodgers didn't practice all week and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game. Rodgers is set to practice tomorrow, before the team flies for their game in Maryland. Mr. Rodgers will be playing on Sunday.
The Packers only have one player ruled out, safety Kevin King(groin). They have two other players in their secondary listed as questionable[CB Davon House (biceps)and S Josh Jones(ankle)]. LB Oren Burks(shoulder) is also questionable this week.
WATCH LIVE: Head coach Jay Gruden speaks to the media following practice Friday. https://t.co/UEmO4vN40a— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 21, 2018
Gruden also says WR Maurice Harris (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) and LB Zach Brown (oblique) are questionable for #GBvsWAS.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 21, 2018
“I’m just doing what I’m told there with the trainers and we are going to find out tomorrow whether he can go or not. But, he’s been cleared to practice. He’s had a good week of practice and we’ll find out the final word tomorrow; whatever the trainers and doctors tell me.”
Breshad Perriman/Michael Floyd:
Doesn't sound like either Floyd or Perriman have wowed in practice based on Gruden's tepid response to a question about whether either warrants activation roster status for Sunday. One likely is up with MH/PR "questionable."— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 21, 2018
"No, not really, we have had a good week of practice, got a good look at them, but I think we’ve got another day with them tomorrow morning. We will see where they are at and make our final decision on the fifth guy.”
"I like that he’s a veteran guy, has played the position, and is very smart. He can make all the calls. Obviously, he’s a good center. He’s played some ball. He helped us out last year and I think the quarterbacks are comfortable with him.”
With Zach Brown the coach says it’s a pain tolerance issue. Gruden expects him to play on Sunday— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 21, 2018
Green Bay Packers:
"I think you can only expect so much. You’ve just got to be sound fundamentally secure in what you’re doing and be ready for anything with Mr. [Aaron] Rodgers. He makes a lot of things ordinary look extraordinary and they do have some wrinkles, especially special teams, defense, and obviously they will have something for us I’m sure. You’ve just got to play the game, execute, and try to get after them.”
Gruden: Brandon Scherff practiced with a knee brace and is ok. pic.twitter.com/O7HjcY7EbZ— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) September 21, 2018