Washington Redskins defensive lineman Jonathan Allen plans to play against the Chicago Bears on Monday night after returning to practice Friday. Allen suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in the season-opening loss against the Philadelphia Eagles and did not play against the Dallas Cowboys last week. He did not practice Thursday and was limited Friday. The original prognosis called for him to miss one or two weeks.

Allen said that he is absolutely playing Monday but that his knee isn’t 100 percent. He has dropped about eight pounds to get down to 287 in hopes that playing lighter will take some stress off the knee.

“He looked good. It was a good test for him today,” Coach Jay Gruden said.

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Tight end Jordan Reed was held out again Friday. He remains in the concussion protocol after a helmet-to-helmet hit in Washington’s third preseason game.

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Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee) and linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (hip) did not practice Friday but were in the rehab area. Dunbar was not able to play last week against the Cowboys. Safety Montae Nicholson (foot) and wide receiver Robert Davis (knee) got a rest day Friday.

“I don’t know about Dunbar,” Gruden said. “He’s struggling a little bit. We have another day tomorrow and Sunday. We’ll wait and see. Hopefully he feels stronger in that leg, can push off and drive and run. If not, he’ll probably be doubtful. ... Hopefully we’ll get some good news tomorrow.”

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