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Jay Gruden and Kevin O'Connell Pressers: Redskins vs Eagles Injury Report

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The Redskins HC and OC give updates after Friday's practice

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Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden and Offensive Coordinator Kevin O'Connell spoke to reporters after today's practice. Gruden ruled out QB Colt McCoy(fibula) and CB Fabian Moreau(ankle) for Sunday's season opener against the Eagles. Jordan Reed is still doing individual practice and would have to be cleared tomorrow morning to play this week. Gruden is also preparing us for the suck that is Ereck Flowers at LG.

Injury updates:

Jordan Reed:

Ereck Flowers:

"Well, he’s still a fairly young player and he’s not really experienced at guard. So, yes we’re probably going to have to fight through a few ups and downs, but we feel like there’s a talent and a skill set there that we can work with. He also has the ability to play tackle in a pinch and he’s proven he can do that both left and right. We’ll see how he does at left guard, I’ve seen him make really good strides over the course of the last month or so and I think he’s only going to get better. He’s a big body. Once he learns how to use his length a little bit more, I think he is going to get better and better.”

Trent Williams:

Rookies playing Week 1:

"No, not really. I think these guys are good players. I think they’ve proven that – they haven’t proven it in the NFL, but they’re very skilled. [LB Montez] Sweat has a skillset that you love at outside linebacker, pass rusher and obviously [WR] Terry [McLaurin] is a very smart guy that can handle a lot of things, a lot of different routes, and [WR Kelvin] Harmon has done a lot of good things in the running game and passing game with his physicality. [CB] Jimmy Moreland has really come on and really made a name for himself coming out as a seventh-rounder. Just taking advantage of every rep and getting better and better. Cole Holcomb, very smart, prepared and he’s fast and has done a good job too. So, you never know when the lights cut on for real, but I have total faith in those guys.”

Inside linebacker:

Kevin O'Connell Presser

Derrius Guice:

“My vision for him, he’s absolutely involved. We want to get him touches just in the confines of how we want to run our offense and run the football. We feel really, really good about our run game plan, but also we feel good about him in the pass game – whether it’s the screen game or some of the RPO stuff that we involve him in him as the runner. We feel good about him. We’re going to try to get him involved, try to get him in the rhythm. I think the Atlanta game when he played was kind of indicative of what we expect out of Derrius.”

Wide receivers:

Terry McLaurin:

“I think the biggest thing is just the details – route depths, stems, angles and things you’ve got to play with. We change our splits a lot in this offense which change the routes that you run. It might be called the same route, but it may look different from three or four different spots. You can line up all on one side of the ball, whether we’re stacking, bunching, all the things that I look to try to do to not only help those guys but put maximum stress on the defense. As he starts to learn not all route are the same, not all techniques are the same. What may work for him might be different then what works for Paul [Richardson] and I think that’s one thing [Wide Receivers Coach] Ike [Hillard] does a great job with those guys. Having the experience, not only coaching as long as he has now, but as a player of just understanding how to put each individual player in a position to have success. From that standpoint, fundamentally and technique, those guys have been really, really good about buying in to what they need to do to have the best possible chance to get open.”

Vernon Davis:

First game as an Offensive Coordinator:

"I said this in the spring, Jay [Gruden] as the play caller and our head coach and the play caller of our offense, I’ve really tried to be in a supportive role for him, like I really always have. It just makes it easier for me now to have the full-time to put into game planning and having my eyes on tape and evaluating our scheme that we’ve put in for this week versus what we’ve done in the past versus this team. Figuring out what works, what doesn’t so that when Sunday does come around, my job is to have a play ready when called upon. My job is to coach up our group, coach up our skill group and make sure that I’m on the same page as [Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach Bill] Callahan and what we’re doing in the run game and protection game so when it all comes together on Sunday, we don’t miss a beat.”

Offensive line:

Dwayne Haskins Jr.:

Redskins vs Eagles Injury Report