It's game week and that means the dreaded injury reports have started for the regular season. Redskins fans have PTSD from the constant stream of injuries, IR'd player, and 20+ player reports every week.
Almost everyone is healed up, and the list heading into Week 1 against the Cardinals is pretty light this week. The team lost Anthony Lanier to IR after waiving him injured with a hip flexor injury. Caleb Brantley was signed to replace him as the team's 6th defensive lineman.
Gruden said two players were full participants in today's practice, and both should be ready to go Sunday. Maurice Harris has been in the concussion protocol for almost two weeks, and we haven't gotten many updates on his condition or his expected return date. Harris is the team's #4 WR and would be replaced by one of the rookie WRs(Trey Quinn and Cam Sims)
Redskins Injury Report
ILB Zach Brown(oblique)
QB Colt McCoy(thumb)
Did Not Participate:
It’s here. The first injury report of 2018. pic.twitter.com/CBzJ1JC82c— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) September 5, 2018
The Redskins also announced several roster moves today. Jay Gruden confirmed in his presser today that the team had placed RB Byron Marshall on IR due to a knee injury. The move was expected, and gives the team the option to bring him back after mid-season if they need him and he is healthy.
His spot on the roster will be filled by newly-signed LB Josh Keyes. He went undrafted out of Boston College in 2015. Keyes(6'2", 227lbs) has floated around the league, spending time on the practice squad and/or rosters of 6 teams. He was with the Houston Texans this year, before getting cut this weekend. He's been available for 22 games, but has only recorded 14 tackles in the NFL and is mainly a special teams player.
Josh Keyes. Man #Texans pic.twitter.com/BXDwkKmt6b— patrick (@PatDStat) August 10, 2018
Redskins Roster Moves
ILB Josh Keyes
Placed on IR:
RB Byron Marshall
Signed to practice squad:
WR Jehu Chesson
TE/FB J.P. Holtz
Released from practice squad:
QB Nic Shimonek