Safety LaRon Landry (groin/Achilles) and right tackle Jammal Brown (groin) both missed practice Wednesday and their status for Sunday’s game is uncertain.
Landry has missed the past two games, and Shanahan said he didn’t know when the strong safety might be able to play. “There’s still hope,” he said.
Fullback Mike Sellers (elbow) and receiver Donte Stallworth (illness) also were unable to practice Wednesday. Stallworth, though, did stay afterwards to catch some passes.
Shanahan said safety Reed Doughty and linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) were among players limited in practice.
Of the Giants’ struggling running game, Shanahan said: “That’s not their football team.”
Shanahan said the Redskins’ newly-signed tight end Richard Quinn is an impressive blocker.
Shanahan said that Roy Helu’s effectiveness in the running game has helped Washington’s play-action attack, and that the Redskins have had more big plays in the last few weeks.
Shanahan believes rookie tackle Willie Smith is a work in progress, who will have growing pains but will continue to improve.
Shanahan said had he seen DeAngelo Hall throw a penalty flag in Sunday’s game against the Patriots, he likely would have pulled him from the game to have him calm down. The said he was looking at his play sheet at the time of the penalty.