The Redskins are poised to get all-purpose back Chris Thompson back, but several other key players are questionable to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on “Monday Night Football.”
Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin), wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), running back Adrian Peterson (shoulder), right tackle Morgan Moses (knee), linebacker Zach Brown (knee), defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (shin), wide receiver Trey Quinn (ankle) and tight end Jordan Reed (back) were all listed as questionable on the injury report Saturday. Each were limited in practice Saturday except for Dunbar and Quinn. Dunbar did not practice all week. Quinn went from limited Thursday and Friday to out on Saturday.
Guard Tony Bergstrom had been limited in previous practices with an ankle injury, but was a full participant Saturday.
Dunbar is dealing with a nerve issue in his leg that has kept him from running full speed. He played against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but was clearly not himself and gave up a 40-yard touchdown to Amari Cooper. Dunbar has missed five games this season, leaving rookies Greg Stroman and Danny Johnson to fill in opposite Josh Norman.
“They kind of have it narrowed down to what it is and where it is,” Coach Jay Gruden said Thursday. “It’s just a matter of when he feels comfortable, where he can actually push off and run fast. I think he can run a little bit but when he tries to put a lot weight on it and push and extend his speed, that’s where I think he has trouble. He loses function as far as power in his leg. It feels weak.”
This is the closest Crowder has been to a return since going down against the Saints on Oct. 8. Cutting and changing directions has been painful, but Crowder said this week has been the best he’s felt since suffering the injury.
The offensive line has already been ravaged with injuries with both starting guards out for the season and left tackle Trent Williams playing with a broken thumb. Ty Nsekhe would step in if Moses can’t play.
Ascending rookie defensive lineman Tim Settle and Stacy McGee are in line for extra work if Ioannidis can’t go.
Peterson has been playing through the shoulder injury all season and all indications point to him being available Monday.
The Eagles will be without linebacker Jordan Hicks (calf), cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle, knee) and cornerback Jalen Mills (foot). Running back Josh Adams (hip), defensive end Michael Bennett (foot) and running back Darren Sproles (hamstring) were all listed as questionable.
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