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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Redskins Injury Report: David Amerson, Ryan Clark, Trent Williams

By on 10/18/2014 12:57:00 PM

The Washington Redskins have ten players on their injury report heading into the Week 7 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.  Ten players landing on the official injury report may seem like a pretty big number, yet this list is actually an upgrade from the previous weeks.

There are three players that have been ruled out for Sunday as expected. Linebacker Akeem Jordan is back on the list after playing in two games, as he apparently still dealing with a sprained MCL he suffered in preseason. Cornerback Tracy Porter is once again out after he aggravated a hamstring injury from two weeks ago. Porter and Jordan did not practice all week, yet quarterback Robert Griffin III was upgraded to limited practice status as he participated in individual drills. Griffin also began practicing with the scout team,and is scheduled to begin practicing more with the actual team next week, but he remains out for Sunday. Team doctors will also begin to evaluate Griffin's ankle next week for his eventual return, but he will need to be cleared and the timetable is still unknown.

Three players are listed as questionable for Sunday, with safety Ryan Clark leading the list after sitting out on Wednesday and was very limited the last two days.  Clark played last Sunday with almost no practice the previous week as he rested his ankle, and he is expected to be active tomorrow. Cornerback David Amerson was limited on Wednesday and Thursday as he went through the required concussion protocol, yet he fully participated in Friday's practice.  Amerson has told reporters that he has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will be active, but he still remains questionable.  Linebacker Perry Riley, Jr was limited all week due to a knee injury that required him to miss last week's game and remains questionable.  His replacement, linebacker Will Compton, has taken all of the first team reps this week and is expected to start again in Riley's place.

Four players are listed as probable for Sunday, the highest amount of athletes on the list.  Linebacker Brian Orakpo is still dealing with an ankle and finger injury but he practiced fully all week and is expected to start.  Safety Trenton Robinson is still dealing with a high ankle sprain but practiced fully all week. Robinson has been out for several weeks with the ankle sprain which makes him listed as probable an encouraging sign.  Tackle Trent Williams aggravated his knee in last week's game and is wearing a compression sleeve to stabilize his kneecap.  Yet Williams fully practiced all week and is expected to play on Sunday.  The last player on the injury report is fullback Darrel Young with a hamstring injury that limited him last week.  Young fully practiced this week and is expected to play, a good sign for Redskins running game.

After seeing the ten players on the official injury report from the Redskins, it no longer seems excessive, as this is one of the most encouraging lists of the year for Washington.  It appears that six or seven out of ten will be on the field tomorrow, but the final inactive list will be released 90 minutes prior to kickoff.  

The Washington Redskins (1-5) host the Tennessee Titans (2-4) tomorrow at 1:00 pm EST at FedEx Field in Landover, MD.

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