The Redskins are going through some serious injury adversity, another week with the majority of their offensive line questionable for Sunday’s game.
Trent Williams, Shawn Lauvao, Brandon Scherff and Spencer Long all did not practice Wednesday at Redskins Park. Williams’ backup, Ty Nsekhe, did not practice, either.
That leaves Morgan Moses as the lone starter practicing.
There is slight room for optimism: DeAngelo Hall might return Sunday.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden listed thirteen players as questionable in Monday’s injury report following Washington’s second straight loss, another injury inducing game, to Dallas on Sunday.
“The issue is we’ve got 13 guys that are questionable, and we only have seven guys that we can put inactive,” Gruden explained Monday. “That’s the major issue that we have right now, so we have to try to get six of those guys up, at least. Somehow.”
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“Get your pens out,” Gruden prompted reporters, foreshadowing Wednesday’s injury report.
Linebacker Zach Brown, who missed a day of practice last week with a back injury, did not participate Wednesday because of the same injury.
Running back Rob Kelley (ankle) and linebacker Martrell Spaight (shoulder) were limited.
There were four noteworthy changes from Monday’s report.
* The obvious: Safety Stefan McClure was moved to injured reserve, and replaced on the roster by defensive lineman Arthur Jones, signed by the team Wednesday.
*Offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings, who did not practice Monday, was a full participant Wednesday.
*Kelley’s ankle continues to bother him.
*Spaight is newly injured.
Of the 13 players held out from Monday’s practice, one (Clemmings, ankle) returned to practice, and another (McClure, hamstring) was placed on IR.
While that knocks those names off the list, Brown, Kelley and Spaight brings the number of publicly injured Redskins to 14. The Redskins have managed to get more injured since Monday.
As Sunday’s trip to Seattle approaches, it looks as though Gruden’s struggle to field a team is real.