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RT Tyler Polumbus expected to practice fully Friday [updated]

Tyler Polumbus (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Coach Mike Shanahan said right tackle Tyler Polumbus (concussion) has been cleared to practice fully on Friday is expected to practice fully Friday.  Polumbus practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, and if he responds favorably to that workout, will practice without limitation Friday, the coach said.

Shanahan said he won’t make an immediate decision on whether Polumbus or Maurice Hurt starts Sunday. That would depend on how Polumbus practices and would be a game time decision.  

Shanahan said safety DeJon Gomes (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Shanahan said he wasn’t surprised Robert Griffin III made the Pro Bowl because of his high level of play all year. Shanahan said he was also happy for Lorenzo Alexander and Trent Williams, who made the squad as well.

The Redskins practiced indoors for a second straight day because of high winds. Shanahan said it was too windy for the video staff to be able to film practice in the lifts, but  the practice bubble enabled them to do that.

Kyle Shanahan said Trent Williams’ drive increased this year, and he has worked to on the details of his technique. On Williams’ Pro Bowl selection, Shanahan said, “I’m glad he got what he deserves.”

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Jarvis Jenkins has improved with each game and  “he’s really taken off” in the last couple of weeks.

Haslett praised the play of nose tackle Barry Cofield, who leads the team in pressures and batted balls. Haslett said Cofield finally has a clear understanding of how they want him to play the position and has had a Pro Bowl caliber season.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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