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Redskins might use two kickers against Lions

John Potter, right, kicks during a training-camp practice as Kai Forbath watches (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Coach Mike Shanahan is leaving open the possibility that the Washington Redskins will use two kickers Sunday against the Detroit Lions. That likely would mean retaining John Potter as a kickoff specialist while Kai Forbath would handle field goal duties if his injured groin muscle heals sufficiently to allow that.

“That’s a possibility,” Shanahan said Wednesday.

Forbath was on the inactive list for last Sunday’s loss at Green Bay. Potter handled both field goal and kickoff duties after being added to the roster Saturday. Forbath didn’t practice Wednesday and the Redskins plan to wait until at least Friday to re-evaluate his injury.

“We’ll evaluate him later in the week,” Shanahan said. “We’re not going to try anything until Friday or Saturday. Hopefully we can get that thing healed up.”

Safety Brandon Meriweather participated in Wednesday’s practice on a limited basis. Meriweather was cleared to participate in individual drills after suffering a concussion during the Green Bay game.

“He’ll get evaluated every day and we’ll see what the doctors think each day,” Shanahan said.

Defensive lineman Kedric Golston was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice because of an abdominal injury.

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What’s ahead:

● The Redskins practice at 1 p.m. Thursday. Both coordinators speak with reporters.

More on the Redskins and NFL:

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 NFC East off to ugly start | Defense heading in the wrong direction

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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