Kai Forbath could kick Sunday (update)

September 27, 2013

(updated: 3 p.m., Sept. 27)

Place kicker Kai Forbath tested his sore right groin muscle during the Washington Redskins’ practice Friday and could play Sunday at Oakland.

Sav Rocca, Kai Forbath
Kai Forbath might return Sunday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Forbath has missed two straight games. He was replaced by John Potter, who remains on the Redskins’ roster.

Forbath kicked field goals Friday, according to Coach Mike Shanahan, who said that “it went pretty good.”

But Forbath’s longest kick Friday was 48 yards, Shanahan said, adding that Forbath will do more Saturday before a final decision on his playing status is made. Forbath was listed as questionable on the official injury report.

Shanahan said he wants to see if Forbath experiences any soreness during Saturday’s workout in Oakland.

“If not, he should be ready to go,” Shanahan said. “If he feels like he can kick off and take a full stride, then he’ll play.”

Tight ends Jordan Reed and Fred Davis participated in Friday’s practice on a limited basis and also were listed as questionable on the injury report. Davis has missed one game because of a sprained ankle. Reed suffered a bruised thigh during last Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions.

“It’s a real aggravating injury,” Reed said. “You’ve just got to keep working through it…. It felt all right. I’ve still got a little bit of work to go and see what I can do.”

Rookie linebacker Brandon Jenkins and cornerback Jerome Murphy were listed as questionable as well. Jenkins has an ankle injury. Murphy was absent from the team this week because of the death of a family member, according to the Redskins.

Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (hamstring), linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (knee) and safety Brandon Meriweather (shoulder) were listed as probable.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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