Kendricks Will Not Play Against Redskins
Here is the injury report for Sunday’s game against the Redskins:
LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
T Matt Tobin (ankle), S Earl Wolff (knee)
CB Nolan Carroll (elbow), DE Fletcher Cox (back), TE Zach Ertz (knee), G Todd Herremans (hamstring), S Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (groin), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), CB Cary Williams (hamstring)
Kendricks did not practice all week after suffering a calf strain against the Colts. This news doesn’t come as a big surprise but it’s a blow nonetheless. Chip Kelly had Emmanuel Acho and Casey Matthews sharing reps with the ones this week. The thought here is that Acho will get the nod. Either way, there will almost certainly be a dropoff in production. Kendricks was playing at an elite level prior to getting hurt. He notched 20 tackles, a sack and three hurries in less than two games for Billy Davis.
Huff was able to practice some this week. He told us that he is eyeing the Niners game for his return, though it didn’t sound like a certainty.
Tobin was a full participant at practice this week. He could dress for the Washington game but is not expected to start. Cox was limited in practice Thursday but was listed as a full participant Friday. Williams and Wolff were also limited this week.
DeSean Jackson is determined to play against his former team, but it doesn’t sound like a sure thing.
“He did good today, but we’ll see,” Gruden said, via CSNWashington.com. “He was very limited, as you well know. But I think it was a step in a positive direction. We’ll get another look at him tomorrow with the trainers, then we’ll gauge him on Sunday morning and see where he’s at.”
Jackson is listed as questionable on Washington’s injury report along with offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger (groin) and kicker Kai Forbath (groin). Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and Robert Griffin III (ankle) are out. Defensive lineman Kedric Golston (groin) is doubtful.