(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The Redskins are expected to have starting left guard Kory Lichtensteiger in their lineup as they take on the Seattle Seahawks in today’s NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field.

Lichtensteiger (ankle) didn’t practice all week, but Coach Mike Shanahan declined to rule him out. Lichtensteiger said that his sprained left ankle was improving, and that he thought he had a chance to play. Lichtensteiger missed most of the second half against Dallas with the injury, and rookie Josh LeRibeus took his place.

Inactive for the Redskins are quarterback Rex Grossman (who dressed a week agoagainst Dallas), receivers Brandon Banks and Dezmon Briscoe, linebackers Roddrick Muckelroy and Vic So’oto, and offensive linemen Tom Compton and Adam Gettis.

Safety DeJon Gomes (knee) will be active after missing last week’s game with a sprained MCL.

Grossman’s inactivity is a sign that the Redskins remain confident in Robert Griffin III’s knee. The quarterback appeared to move around better during pre-game warmups and wore a less bulky brace than he had in previous weeks.