Redskins Practice Update: Fletcher Still Being Evaluated
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ASHBURN (CBSDC)–The Washington Redskins continue to prepare for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and could be without two key weapons.
London Fletcher’s 231 consecutive game streak, which is the current longest streak in the NFL, is still in the balance as he met with a neurologist today and is being evaluated. Fletcher is having balance issues, which he first told trainers about on Monday, and also has a mild hamstring which hampered him last Sunday. Fletcher was at the neurologist’s office during practice today and Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said they’ll have more information tomorrow.
Pierre Garçon (toe) missed practice today and there is no timetable for his return.
Brandon Meriweather (knee) also didn’t practice today after being limited yesterday. Meriweather has yet to play in a regular season game this season. Shanahan said he was just a little bit sore and they didn’t want to push it and set him back.
Fred Davis (torn Achilles) had successful surgery yesterday and his recovery is five-to-six months.
Mike Shanahan was pleased in what he saw from Chris Cooley today, but “Again, it’s your second day in practice and you really don’t know a lot until you go through the whole week. But, Chris is very sharp…He seems like he’s his old self. He’s out there having fun and giving guys a hard time and doing what he can to help the team.”
But, Mike Shanahan said Logan Paulsen is their number one tight-end now. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had some high remarks for him.
“He’s a legit tight-end now,” Kyle Shanahan said about Paulsen.
Also said he’s a great run blocker.
Kyle Shanahan also had some high-praise for Trent Williams saying he’s playing at a pro bowl level.
Listen here to what Mike & Kyle Shanahan had to say following practice today.
Mike Shanahan Practice Audio
Kyle Shanahan Practice Audio
Also click here if you missed what Pierre Garçon, Jim Haslett, Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams & Darrel Young had to say during open locker room today.