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Ron Rivera Presser: Sam Cosmi and Brandon Scherff OUT, Terry McLaurin Questionable for Chiefs game

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after today’s practice

Ron Rivera gave some injury updates after the team’s final practice before Sunday’s home game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Brandon Scherff (knee) and Sam Cosmi (ankle) will both miss the game, and the team will replace them with Wes Schweitzer and Cornelius Lucas. Curtis Samuel (groin) and Cam Sims (hamstring) will both miss another game. Rivera said they will learn more about Samuel’s injury on Monday, and make a decision about where he is in his recovery.

Expect to see more DeAndre Carter at WR this week as his role with the team expands due to injury. Dyami Brown missed last week, but is listed as questionable this week, and might return to the lineup. Terry McLaurin showed up on the injury list today, and was working on the side field at practice. Rivera said he came in and felt “tight and sore” and they held him out as a cautionary measure. It sounded like he has a good chance to play Sunday, but hamstring injuries can be tricky.

Rivera was asked about the seemingly out of nowhere announcement that the team will be retiring Sean Taylor’s jersey number at halftime on Sunday. Rivera said the team wanted to honor Taylor. He said that fans being upset by the timing of the announcement shows that they care... Rivera admitted that dealing with the drama that always seems to surround the team was part of the job that he accepted. The never-ending nature of the scandals coming out of Redskins Park does make the challenge a little bit bigger.

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