It's not clear whether tight end will have a larger role after zero catch game at Pittsburgh last Sunday.
Veteran has given Carolina a good interior pass rush but his status is uncertain this week because of an ankle injury.
Two beasts at quarterback, with different styles of play
The 12th-year veteran still ranks among the best in the league, having recorded 35 catches for 589 yards.
In the Shanahan era, beating subpar teams hasn't been automatic.
London Fletcher says he agrees with Mike Shanahan's characterization.
Up next for the 3-5 Redskins are the 1-6 Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton.
Looking at the road ahead in the second half, the Opening Kick asks readers how important it is to beat Carolina before the bye week.
The matchup has been designated as the team's annual homecoming game.
Trent Williams says the 3-5 Redskins can't afford to lose their final game before the bye.