The Washington Redskins have released their final injury report before Monday night’s home opener. Five players are questionable. They are: WR Josh Doctson (Achilles), DE Kendall Reyes (groin), RB Matt Jones (shoulder), OG Spencer Long (groin), and NT Kedric Golston (back), according to the team’s site.
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Reyes, Jones, and Long all seem likely to play. Jones suffered an AC Sprain in the preseason but practiced all week. Long has been a full-go, too. Doctson missed the entire preseason with his Achilles injury, making his status unclear. Even if he does play, he figures to have a reserve role behind Desean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Jamison Crowder.
Golston is apparently a new addition to Washington’s injury report, failing to practice today. That could be a significant loss for a defensive line that wasn’t a strength of this unit nor was it particularly deep.
Ziggy Hood is officially listed as the backup nose tackle but he’s expected to start at left end. The team may have to do some shuffling, either kicking Hood inside, or – and from my outsider view, this seems more likely, moving Chris Baker to nose. Reyes would then become the RDE. Ricky Jean-Francois is also in the mix.
Backup OT Ty Nsekhe sat out yesterday’s practice with an illness but returned to practice today. He is their swing tackle and if he wasn’t available, Brandon Scherff would likely had to have kicked outside in the event of an injury to Trent Williams or Morgan Moses.
We’ll have a full scouting report on Washington Monday morning.