After their final practice of the week, the Redskins listed five players as questionable for Sunday’s game at the Oakland Raiders.
Kicker Kai Forbath, tight ends Jordan Reed and Fred Davis, linebacker Brandon Jenkins and cornerback Jerome Murphy are all questionable, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.
Shanahan was relatively tight-lipped on Forbath, who has missed the past two games with a groin injury. John Potter has taken his place. Forbath did kick on Friday at Redskins Park, his first workout this week. But it was field goals only, one of them a 48-yard attempt. He will try kickoffs on Saturday during the team’s walk-through practice in the Oakland area.
“[Saturday] we’ll try a little bit more to see if there’s a tug on that area,” Shanahan said. “If not, [Forbath] should be ready to go. If he feels like he can kickoff and take a full stride then he’ll play.”
Reed is dealing with a thigh bruise. He participated in practice for the first time this week and was still limited. He ran a few routes and caught some passes, but it’s a big jump from there to playing in an NFL game. Reed says there’s no structural damage in the muscle.
“It’s a real aggravating injury,” Reed said. “Just got to keep working through it, though.”
Davis has been more active in practice this week and appears a better bet to play than Reed. But he, too, has been limited and will also be examined again Saturday after the walk-through.
Linebacker Brandon Jenkins has a right ankle injury. It was heavily wrapped after practice. He had less to say, refusing to even acknowledge he’s test the injury on Saturday. Jenkins called the ankle “just a little swollen.” Jenkins was hurt playing special teams making a cut while running full speed in last week’s game against Detroit.
Murphy’s status is not related to injury. He had a death in his family and missed the last two days of practice. The Redskins listed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (hamstring), linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (knee) and safety Brandon Meriweather (shoulder) as probable.