Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as preparations continue for Week 11 against the New York Giants?
The margin for error has gone from slim to non-existent for the Washington Commanders following their hard-fought loss at the Seattle Seahawks. Sitting at 4-6 isn't great, but head coach Ron Rivera has a good opportunity to put things right this weekend against the New York Giants before things get much tougher over the final fortnight before the bye.
Morale is pretty high in the building despite their fortunes hanging by a thread - but that's not always enough. Until then, the stories causing debate include Jack Del Rio's frank assessment of Emmanuel Forbes' ejection, Josh Harris' ambition, Eric Bieniemy's upcoming challenge, and concern surrounding Antonio Gibson's status for Week 11.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders RB Antonio Gibson's status
Things have been relatively good on the injury front where the Washington Commanders are concerned this season. Saahdiq Charles and Darrick Forrest are working their way back from complications, but some concern has emerged regarding Antonio Gibson's status against the New York Giants in Week 11.
Gibson missed the second straight day of practice on Thursday with a toe complication. This comes after the running back's best two-game stretch of the season and would be a blow to Eric Bieniemy's plans schematically if he cannot suit up.
The former third-round pick out of Memphis is also fighting for a new deal, so he can ill-afford to miss any considerable period. If Gibson doesn't participate in any shape or form during Friday's session, that normally represents a tell-tale sign of a player missing Sunday's contest.
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