The Redskins won thin, with a thin team. Battling through the countless injuries and defeating the Tennessee Titans in overtime is a commendable feat. However, with the Minnesota Vikings looming this Redskins team has more players down than they have wins.
Lorenzo Alexander, Casey Rabach, Derrick Dockery, and Clinton Portis were among the players injured during the c0ntest that did not return to the field. These injuries were addressed on Monday and preparation to play without most of their starters have begun to be implemented.
Running back James Davis has been added to the Redskins 53-man roster.
Adding Davis gives the Redskins much needed depth while Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain recover from injuries. After Simpson went down in pregame warm-ups Sunday and Portis aggravated his groin injury in the first half, rookie Keiland Williams was the team’s only healthy running back for the second week in a row.
Davis tweeted Monday afternoon: “The cuffs has been taken off the beast.”
While this adds at least one more back to occupy the Redskins offensive backfield. The offensive line just got thinner. Practice squad player Will Robinson has just been signed off the squad to the Seattle Seahawks roster.
If they’re looking to pull up a quick fix from the practice squad this Sunday against Minnesota, the Redskins have one fewer option. The Seahawks signed tackle Will Robinson from the Washington practice squad onto Seattle’s 53-man roster.
“It’s official,” Robinson tweeted Tuesday morning.
If the Redskins do look to the practice squad for some depth this Sunday, the remaining line options are tackle Selvish Capers and Erik Cook, who can play center or guard. Both are rookies who were with the team in training camp.
It will not get any easier. The Redskins secondary was missing starters Laron Landry (achilles) and Carlos Rogers (hamstring). Landry’s immediate replacement Anderson Russell is done for the season. He is on IR due to knee injury suffered while playing against Tennessee.
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