by Chuck Carroll

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins receiver Dezmon Briscoe and running back Keiland Williams are scheduled to undergo an MRI after exiting Thursday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with shoulder injuries.

“Both them have sore shoulders at this time,” Mike Shanahan said following the game. “I can’t tell you how serious it is. It will take 24 to 48 hours before I know for sure.”

Briscoe, who suffered a sprained right shoulder during the first half, recorded two catches for 75 yards against Tampa. His brief game resumé included a 66-yard reception that set up an Evan Royster touchdown on the team’s opening drive.

He is battling Lance Lewis for a potential sixth receiver spot on the regular season roster.

Running back Williams, who is also in a tough position battle, suffered a sprain in his left shoulder. He finished the night with -1 yards on one carry while competing backs Evan Royster and Chris Thompson offered strong showings.

Royster rushed for 59 yards on 11 carries and scored the team’s first touchdown on a one-yard scamper in the first quarter.

Thompson returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown in hopes of punching his roster ticket.

NFL teams have until 6 p.m. Saturday to reduce rosters to 53 players.

In other injury notes, linebacker Will Compton left the game after suffering a sprained left ankle in the third quarter, but was able to return.


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