Perry Riley active, Aldrick Robinson scheduled to start for Redskins


Perry Riley makes a tackle last Sunday in Pittsburgh (Gene J. Puskar/The Associated Press)

Linebacker Perry Riley is active and scheduled to start for the Washington Redskins in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field.

The Redskins also announced that Aldrick Robinson is scheduled to start at wide receiver ahead of Leonard Hankerson.

Riley missed practice time during the week because of a hamstring injury and was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report. Coach Mike Shanahan said after Friday’s practice he didn’t know whether Riley would be able to play.

But Riley is scheduled to start alongside London Fletcher at inside linebacker.

Robinson is scheduled to start at the wide receiver spot opposite Josh Morgan, in place of the injured Pierre Garcon and ahead of Hankerson. Shanahan said during the week that Robinson would be given a larger role in the offense. Robinson could provide the offense with some speed, and Hankerson dropped a sure touchdown pass during last Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh.

Garcon and safety Brandon Meriweather are on the inactive list, as expected.

The Redskins’ other inactive players are quarterback Rex Grossman, cornerback Richard Crawford, defensive lineman Doug Worthington and offensive linemen Adam Gettis and Maurice Hurt.

 

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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