Redskins Week 1 Injury Report: Doctson, Four Others Questionable

The Washington Redskins have released their final injury report before Monday night’s home opener. Five players are questionable. They are: WR Josh Doctson (Achilles), DE Kendall Reyes (groin), RB Matt Jones (shoulder), OG Spencer Long (groin), and NT Kedric Golston (back), according to the team’s site.

Reyes, Jones, and Long all seem likely to play. Jones suffered an AC Sprain in the preseason but practiced all week. Long has been a full-go, too. Doctson missed the entire preseason with his Achilles injury, making his status unclear. Even if he does play, he figures to have a reserve role behind Desean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Jamison Crowder.

Golston is apparently a new addition to Washington’s injury report, failing to practice today. That could be a significant loss for a defensive line that wasn’t a strength of this unit nor was it particularly deep.

Ziggy Hood is officially listed as the backup nose tackle but he’s expected to start at left end. The team may have to do some shuffling, either kicking Hood inside, or – and from my outsider view, this seems more likely, moving Chris Baker to nose. Reyes would then become the RDE. Ricky Jean-Francois is also in the mix.

Backup OT Ty Nsekhe sat out yesterday’s practice with an illness but returned to practice today. He is their swing tackle and if he wasn’t available, Brandon Scherff would likely had to have kicked outside in the event of an injury to Trent Williams or Morgan Moses.

We’ll have a full scouting report on Washington Monday morning.

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  • steeltown

    tick-tock tick-tock

  • SilverSteel

    Hey Alex – So their DL is a little banged up too. That is encouraging. We need Ben upright. On some of the other threads, I have went out on a limb and predicted that Butler rolls the dice (because of strong practices) and sparingly plays Burns and Gilbert on some simple Press/Man coverage thereby eliminating the need for Gilbert to know the playbook. What do you think? At least Burns I think. KC could be dangerous when he gets in a rhythm with short throws.

  • eric popejoy

    Dave, Can we get just refer to them as Washington and get rid of their offensive emblem? Love your site, but not so much today.

  • T3xassteelers

    Oh shut up with it

  • SilverSteel

    OMG – don’t start that crap. If you are offended at that, maybe you are living in the wrong country. As a society, we have gotten so sensitive. Our fathers that fought in WWII would be ashamed. And BTW I am 25% American Indian.

  • Hypo Cycloid

    Native Americans actually designed that emblem for Washington if I recall correctly.

  • The Chin

    Oh hit the peace pipe homie and chill the flock out.

  • Justin B

    Go be offended somewhere else then please.

  • Alex Kozora

    Yeah his comments seem to imply they are going to run some dime. How much, I dunno. Probably situational.

  • Orlysteel

    What do you want? The Washington White skins, man they’ve always been the Redskins leave it alone.

  • Walt Dongo

    2/10 troll effort.

  • Mrs Bighead

    Yes they need to be called the Washington Original American Inhabitants

  • Applebite

    Yeah. Can’t sleep. Can’t wait. I’m feeling like Al Bundy here, Let’s rock.