Paulsen practices; Reed, Morris both expect to play for Redskins vs. Cowboys

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Tight end Logan Paulsen hurt his knee against Oakland but practiced Monday. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins tight ends Logan Paulsen and Jordan Reed both took part in Monday’s practice after battling knee and thigh injuries, respectively. Both came away from the session encouraged by their progress. Meanwhile, running back Alfred Morris, who suffered bruised ribs in the Oakland game, said that he practiced fully on Monday.

Paulsen, who sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee late in Washington’s win at Oakland, said “I did everything I could, and just trying to get better every day.” Paulsen, who has started the past two games, said that he was “encouraged,” but stopped short of saying he would play Sunday at Dallas. Paulsen said it still was too early to tell.

Meanwhile, Reed missed the Oakland game with a bruised right thigh, but said that he expects to play against the Cowboys.

“I felt good, just a little rusty, my first day back, but I was ready and able to do everything,” said Reed, the team’s third-round draft pick out of Florida. “It’s a good feeling to be back out there.”

Of his prospects of playing on Sunday, Reed added, “There’s no doubt,” that he will play.

The Redskins didn’t release an injury report on Monday because they are only required to do so Wednesday through Friday.

Meanwhile, Morris said that he was “fine” and also didn’t see any reason why he wouldn’t play against the Cowboys.

Morris bruised his ribs early in Washington’s game at Oakland just before the bye week got underway. He said the following day that the injury took place when someone fell on him at the end of a play. Morris played with the injury before leaving for good midway through the third quarter.

Morris said he had no limitations on Monday, however.

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