The Washington Commanders practiced again today as they prepare to return home this week and host the New York Giants. Washington lost to them a month ago, but the teams will look a lot different on both sides for the rematch.
FB/TE Alex Armah and DE James Smith-Williams both suffered hamstring injuries last week, and continue to miss practice. Armah has been active on game days over Cole Turner and Curtis Hodges, who would fill in if he couldn't go vs the Giants on Sunday. Smith-Williams moved into a starting role after the trades of Chase Young and Montez Sweat. His absence would shake up the depth chart again if he is inactive on Sunday. Efe Obada stepped up last week, and would get the call again vs the Giants.
Curtis Samuel had been dealing with a foot injury, then injured his toe three weeks ago. He missed the game in New England, but returned to play the Seahawks in Seattle and played 31 snaps(51%) on offense. He was limited again today, but should be available on Sunday afternoon. Antonio Gibson misses another practice with a toe injury, and his status for Sunday is in question. Chris Rodriguez would get more action if Gibson is sidelined, and Jonathan Williams or Derrick Gore could be elevated from the practice squad as the 3rd RB/special teams player.
RB Antonio Gibson - Toe injury continues to keep him off the practice field
DE James Smith-Williams - Suffered a hamstring injury vs the Seahawks
FB/TE Alex Armah - Suffered a hamstring injury vs the Seahawks
C Tyler Larsen - Vet rest day
WR Curtis Samuel - Dealing with foot/toe injury, but played last week
CB Benjamin St-Juste - Missed practice with an illness yesterday
CB Emmanuel Forbes - Listed with an Achilles injury last week
A good sign: Commanders S Darrick Forrest (shoulder/IR) will be working on the side field today. pic.twitter.com/0ZvueE6udO— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 16, 2023
G Saahdiq Charles (calf/IR) and FB Alex Armah (hamstring) are also working on the side field with S Darrick Forrest during the media-viewing portion of practice.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 16, 2023