Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he believes Thompson – a fifth-round pick last season, who has missed the last preseason game and 11 practices with a low ankle sprain before returning to action yesterday – will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
“He looked quick, still a little tentative, but I think he’s going to be a game-time deal,” the coach said. “We’ll look at him in warmups, see if he’s running around, see how he feels, and we’ll talk to him and the trainer and go from there. I’d say it’s 50-50 right now with him. It could go either way, in my opinion.”
Gruden said backup cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) will likely miss Saturday’s game. Backup inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton also missed practice while nursing a high ankle sprain. Sharpton is doubtful for the game.
Starting nose tackle Barry Cofield, who missed practice on Wednesday with a sore groin, returned to action Thursday and is expected to play.
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