The Washington Redskins have listed five players as questionable for this Sunday’s home game against the Detroit Lions and another as probable.
Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (hamstring), defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee), defensive end Kedric Golston (abdomen), safety Brandon Meriweather (concussion) and nose tackle Barry Cofield (broken right hand) all participated in practice, according to coach Mike Shanahan.
But kicker Kai Forbath (groin) again did not kick. Shanahan said the team hopes to work out Forbath on Saturday and gauge his status for Sunday’s game. John Potter remains on the roster as the primary kicker for now.
Hankerson sustained “a little tweak” during Friday’s practice. Cofield practiced for the second day in a row without the club he’s been sporting since suffering the broken hand on Aug. 19 in a preseason game against Pittsburgh. Cofield said he wasn’t sure if that would continue in the Detroit game. He is still wearing a protective cast, but one with his fingers exposed for better traction. Cofield will again be listed as probable.
“I don’t think it’s really been a big deal,” Cofield said. “I don’t think it’s really affected me too much. Maybe a play here and there. I played over 100 snaps over the last two weeks and I don’t think it’s had a big impact on me.”
Meriweather says he feels good, didn’t admit to any concussion symptoms and was cleared to practice on Friday. Will Meriweather will play on Sunday?
“It’s all up to the doctors now,” Meriweather said. “I have no control over it. Whatever they tell me to do, I’m going to do.”