When he heard after the game that former captain London Fletcher had harshly criticised him, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was shocked.
Two Redskins players received fines for grabbing the face mask of opponents in last Monday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Left tackle Trent Williams may have dislocated his right knee late in Washington's 45-14 loss to the New York Giants.
With their ranks thinned by injury, Washington's starting defensive linemen likely will have to shoulder a heavier load than usual on Sunday.
Both committed penalties last week against the Texans.
Coaches are confident that Chris Baker can handle the move from defensive end to nose tackle. But the whole line must raise its level of play, defensive end Jason Hatcher says.
Problems on offense, defense and special teams require attention as Washington prepares to face Jacksonville.
The Redskins will place nose tackle Barry Cofield on their short-term injured reserve list, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden is planning as if the starting nose tackle and tight end will be out for a while.
Well, that’s not how you would want to look in your final dress rehearsal for the regular season if you’re Jay Gruden & Co.