Redskins Injury Report: RB Matt Jones Practices Fully On Thursday

The Washington Redskins have now released their first injury report for Week 1 ahead of Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and only four players were included on it.

Limited on Thursday during Washington’s practice were wide receiver Josh Doctson (Achilles) and defensive end Kendall Reyes (groin).

Doctson, the Redskins first-round pick this year, missed all of training camp and the preseason with a strained Achilles’ tendon.

Practicing fully on Thursday were starting running back Matt Jones (shoulder) and guard Spencer Long (ankle). Jones said recently that he intends to play Monday night against the Steelers as he attempts to overcome a separated shoulder that he suffered during a preseason game several weeks ago.

As for Long, he is not expected to start Monday night against the Steelers regardless of whether or not he’s healthy enough to play as Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announced Wednesday that Shawn Lauvao will start at left guard in that game after winning the job during the preseason.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Defense is going to have to do better than 3.9 yards a rush.

  • Rotten Sircus

    Either way the Redskins aren’t going to run on us ..We can not let Desean Jackson get deep on us nor allow Jordan Reed to run those slant patterns & convert 3rd downs !!!

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Is it just me… Or does a separated shoulder seem like a fairly significant injury for a running back?

    That’s where you’re (hopefully) getting hit on most plays. (You don’t want guys barreling into your knees right?) You’re also landing on your shoulder frequently (if your protecting the ball like you should be). That can be just as destructive as getting hit right?

    So in summary, Matt Jones misses all of training camp and the preseason, and now, come game 1, he’s perfectly healthy?…

    Hmmmmmm.