Washington Redskins Injury Report analysis – Week 16
E.J. Biggers – CB – Knee – Probable: Biggers is a backup cornerback and can also play safety if needed. He’s a taller corner at 6’0, so that size would come in handy especially against the Cowboys Dez Bryant and tight end Jason Witten. However, it seems that Biggers will be good to go come game time. Biggers also plays a role on the Redskins coverage teams.
Jordan Reed – TE – Concussion – Out: Kirk Cousins could use a target like Reed against the Cowboys, but Reed has been shut down for the season and 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. Without Reed, Cousins will have to make do with Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis. Niles Paul will get a look as well.
Trent Williams – LT – Knee – Probable: Williams is the Redskins best offensive lineman and his presence will be crucial to pass protection for Kirk Cousins. Especially having to go up against the Cowboys best pass rusher DeMarcus Ware. Williams was injured last week against the Falcons, but managed to come back in to the game and played well when he did. It looks like Williams will start against the Cowboys, but it will interesting to see how the knee holds up?
Darrell Young – FB – Hamstring – Questionable: Young returned to the lineup from a hamstring injury against the Falcons, and his blocking skills had an obvious and immediate effect on the running game. As running back Alfred Morris has his best game rushing the football in weeks with 98 yards. Not having Young in the lineup will hurt the Redskins rushing attack, and he’s also a decent receiver, and very good in short yardage situations. It’s unclear at this time if Young will play.
Redskins Injury Report – Week 16
- Again Robert Griffin III 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.