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Morris, Reed, Forbath practice fully for Redskins

Redskins running back Alfred Morris (bruised ribs) practiced fully on Wednesday. (John McDonnel/The Washington Post)

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that running back Alfred Morris, place kicker Kai Forbath and tight end Jordan Reed all practiced fully after nursing various injuries. Meanwhile tight end Logan Paulsen and linebacker Brandon Jenkins were limited.

Backup nose tackle Chris Neild did not practice because of a calf injury.

Morris suffered bruised ribs on his left side during Washington’s game at Oakland and didn’t finish the game. Reed missed that game with a bruised thigh, and Forbath had missed the past three contests with a strained groin. Paulsen, meanwhile, strained his right medial collateral ligament in that Oakland game. Jenkins sprained his right ankle in Washington’s Week 3 matchup with Detroit and didn’t play against Oakland.

Morris and Reed both said on Monday that they expected to be able to play against Dallas on Sunday. Morris reiterated that confidence on Wednesday. Forbath also said he was hopeful.

The Redskins last week released John Potter, who had kicked in place of Forbath.

Forbath has now kicked last Thursday, on Monday and again on Wednesday.

Shanahan said that while anything could happen, he didn’t anticipate Forbath suffering a a setback that would keep him from playing Sunday.

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesday.

What’s ahead:

● More from Robert Griffin III’s news conference with reporters.

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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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