The Washington Redskins must decide by Wednesday whether to activate safety Kareem Moore from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list so he can play this season, or to keep him shelved for the remainder of the year.
Moore, who missed all of training camp and the first six weeks of the regular season while rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee, began practicing with the team Oct. 26. Coaches have been monitoring his progress as he works his way back into football shape.
Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said last week that Washington might have activated Moore if starting free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe and starting strong safety LaRon Landry both were hampered by injuries last week.
But both players suited up Sunday (Atogwe didn’t play, but could have in an emergency), and Moore didn’t get the call-up.
The Redskins also have veteran safety Reed Doughty and rookie DeJon Gomes on the roster, which makes for a crowded position. But if Atogwe remains hobbled by knee and toe injuries, Moore – who last season started 11 of 12 games and recorded 64 tackles and an interception – could provide some depth.
“We’ve got to make a decision on putting our roster together,” Shanahan said. “We’re evaluating all the injuries right now and what we need to do to keep our best players.”