Washington Redskins Injury Report analysis – Week 15
Kory Lichtensteiger - LG - Stinger - Probable: Lichtensteiger is arguably the Redskins second best offensive lineman. So for pass protection purposes it’s important that he plays, and hopefully he plays well. Especially with quarterback Kirk Cousins making only the second start of his career.
Brandon Meriweather - S - Chest - Probable: Even though they are having a down year, the Atlanta Falcons still have very good passing attack. With Tony Gonzalez at tight end and Roddy White at wide receiver, quarterback Matt Ryan has a few good weapons to look for in the passing game. Brandon Meriweather will be needed in coverage against both of those targets.
Jordan Reed - TE - Concussion – Questionable: Kirk Cousins could use a target like Reed against the Falcons, but it appears s though he won’t play. Reed is one of the only receivers the Redskins have who can consistently get open. Robert Griffin III missed his presence in the lineup badly. So if he can’t go, Cousins will have to make do with Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis.
Trenton Robinson - S - Ankle – Probable: Robinson is a backup safety, and may see some action if Meriweather or Reed Doughty get banged up. But mostly Robinson’s worth comes on special teams in kick coverage.
Darrell Young - FB - Hamstring – Probable: Young’s blocking skills have been missed sorely the past three games, as running back Alfred Morris hasn’t had much room to run. Getting Young back in the lineup should help with that, and he’s also a decent receiver, and very good in short yardage situations.
Redskins Injury Report – Week 15
- Even though Robert Griffin III is not injured he has been shut down for the season and will be inactive. Should Kirk Cousins get injured and is unable to play, then Rex Grossman will serve as his backup.