A look at how the three prominent pass-rushing linebackers performed this season, and what their futures hold.
The Redskins placed rookie linebacker Trent Murphy on season-ending injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson off of the New York Giants' practice squad.
Rookie linebacker Trent Murphy appears unlikely to play in next Sunday's season finale against the Cowboys after breaking his hand early in Saturday night's win over the Eagles.
Rookie Trent Murphy fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand during a play late in the first quarter and did not return.
On long touchdowns and even on one of their interceptions, Washington's defense seemed to have players duplicating assignments, not knowing the defense called or miscommunicating. Take a look.
Any hope of the Redskins pulling off a late-season surge and posting a .500 record has now been lost. Washington fell to 3-9 with a 49-27 thrashing at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts.
Quarterback switches aside, there are some bright spots for the Redskins. Two young linebackers are playing well against the run.
After being held out of Wednesday's practice in accordance with the league protocol for monitoring concussions, left guard Shawn Lauvao returned to the field in a limited capacity on Thursday.
The MRI conducted on the right knee of left tackle Trent Williams confirmed that he sprained the medial collateral ligament, but revealed no further damage, coach Jay Gruden said on Monday.
The rookie saw limited playing time for the first six games of the season. But when Brian Orakpo suffered his season-ending injury, Murphy took over the starting role.