Running back Ryan Torain was back on the field after being sidelined the last 13 days with a broken left hand. Torain, who had four screws inserted in the top of his hand, fielded some punts and caught some passes from one of the team’s trainers. He is listed as day-to-day and unlikely to play Friday.
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan expects Rex Grossman to play even though John Beck will start and likely play two quarters. The Redskins would like to give three quarterbacks action on Friday.
Kicker Graham Gano left practice because his wife called, and may be in labor. Coach Mike Shanahan said the team would sign a substitute kicker if the Ganos do have a baby. Some kickers were being worked out at practice Wednesday.
Safeties LaRon Landry (Achilles’ tendon) and Oshiomogho Atogwe (hamstring), cornerback Josh Wilson (hamstring/groin) and inside linebacker London Fletcher (hamstring/groin) all worked on the side. None of them is expected to play Friday.
The Redskins practiced with crowd noise in preparation for Friday night’s dome game at Indianapolis.
Returner Brandon Banks went to see Dr. James Andrews about his problematic left knee. Andrews conducted the surgery on Banks in November.
Cornerbacks Kevin Barnes and DeAngelo Hall and rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan all recorded interceptions while playing against the scout team offense. Hall’s came on a Kellen Clemens pass in the back of the end zone during red zone drills. Barnes picked off Matt Gutierrez around the 30. And Kerrigan picked off Gutierrez at the goal line in red zone drills.
Safety Kareem Moore (knee) has been working on the side but was out sick Wednesday.