The Washington Football Team will be without two players once again while Morgan Moses is questionable.
The Washington Football Team released their Friday injury report and once again, the team will be without two young players. Additionally, two key offensive players are listed as questionable for the team.
According to the team’s official injury report, rookie tackle Saahdiq Charles and linebacker Cole Holcomb are out for the team’s Week 3 clash against the Cleveland Browns. Holcomb is nursing a knee injury that kept him out of last week’s game while Charles has yet to play because of a troublesome thigh injury.
With Holcomb out, Shaun Dion Hamilton will continue to start and play the role as the top backup linebacker when the team moves into the nickel package. He’ll work along with Kevin Pierre-Louis and Jon Bostic to make a solid linebacker corps while Thomas Davis and Khaleke Hudson back them up.
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It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Washington call up linebacker Jared Norris from the practice squad again to help with depth at the position. Norris is most a special teams player, but he’s worth having around with Holcomb out.
As for Charles, it’s frustrating that his thigh injury has lingered for so long, but the team will have to wait another week for him. He seems to be the fourth tackle on the team right now behind starters Geron Christian and Morgan Moses as well as swing tackle Cornelius Lucas.
Speaking of Moses, he is among the key questionable players for this game with a hip injury. He had an odd practice week that included him being limited Wednesday, not participating on Thursday, and practicing in full on Friday. That should indicate that he will be ready to play against the Browns but if he suffers a setback, Lucas would step into the right tackle role with the massive but unathletic David Sharpe filling is as the top backup tackle.
Steven Sims is the other questionable player on offense. He didn’t practice Wednesday with a toe injury but has gradually upped his time on the field as the week has gone along. Washington will be happy to have him in the slot against a Cleveland team that is weak in the middle, and it looks like he will be able to suit up.
We’ll soon get full confirmation on the questionable players, but Washington isn’t too undermanned for their battle against Cleveland. Provided that Moses and Sims can play, they should be able to stay competitive with the Browns provided that they don’t stumble out of the gate as they have in recent weeks.