Washington Redskins – Injury Report analysis – Week 8
Stephen Bowen – DE – Knee – Questionable: Stephen Bowen has been solid this season, but there is good depth at defensive end with Chris Baker and Jarvis Jenkins ready to step in if Bowen can’t.
Reed Doughty – S – Concussion – Questionable: With the other starting safety Brandon Meriweather out due to suspension, having Doughty out would be a huge problem for the Redskins. As they may be forced to start an inexperienced player or move a cornerback to safety while trying to defend Peyton Manning. However, it’s possible that Doughty can pass the remaining concussion tests and still play.
Leonard Hankerson – WR – Foot – Questionable: Apparently Hankerson hurt his foot while playing with his child. So it makes it even worse because his injury occurred of the field. If Hankerson can’t go, we’ll see more Josh Morgan and Aldrick Robinson at wide receiver.
Will Montgomery – C – Knee – Probable: The starting center is very important to the offense, especially to the running game. But Montgomery had the knee last week and had a good game against the Bears, so he should be able to do the same against the Broncos.
Chris Neild – NT – Calf – Questionable: If Neild can’t go, then depth will be an issue for the Redskins on D-line. Stephen Bowen may also end up out, so if both are down, then the remaining defensive linemen will be stretched thin going against the Broncos up-tempo offense.
Logan Paulsen – TE – Knee – Probable: Paulsen was probable last week too, and he played a good game against the Bears. He’s the Redskins best blocking TE, so he’s important to the running game, and he’s not a half bad receiver as well.
Jordan Reed – TE – Hip – Probable: Reed has emerged as the Redskins most consistent receiving threat, and he will be vital to the Redskins passing attack against the Broncos. Reed’s ability to find the open areas in a defense is uncanny, and speed and athleticism at the TE position creates a matchup problem for defenses.
Redskins Injury Report