Redskins rookie safety Bacarri Rambo is inactive after seven consecutive games of action. Meanwhile, tight end Jordan Reed and Robert Griffin III also are inactive, as expected. Other inactives include cornerback Chase Minnifield, linebackers Brandon Jenkins and Darryl Tapp and guard Josh LeRibeus.
Rambo started last week with Brandon Meriweather sidelined by a bruised sternum. But Meriweather returns to action this week, and the Redskins coaches chose to deactivate Rambo, who continues to struggle in the tackling department. Active this week is fellow safety Jose Gumbs, who has seen limited action this season.
Also returning to action for the Redskins this week is fullback Darrel Young, who had missed the last three games with a hamstring injury.
Today marks the first time that both Tapp and Jenkins have been inactive in the same game. The move means that Rob Jackson will serve as the only backup outside linebacker behind Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo.
The Redskins ruled Reed out on Saturday after he continued to experience lingering effects from a concussion suffered in Week 11. He did not travel with the team.
Griffin was expected to be among the inactives after Mike Shanahan’s announcement on Wednesday that Kirk Cousins would take over as starting quarterback and Rex Grossman as the backup to Cousins.
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