The injury list, for now, is limited. That may change when the Washington Redskins submit their official list to the NFL on Friday. But after Thursday’s practice the lone obvious question mark was starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather.
Meriweather went through limited work on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to coach Mike Shanahan. No, it’s not Meriweather’s surgically-repaired right knee. It’s a groin injury that cropped up after last week’s preseason finale against Tampa Bay and not related to his ACL surgery last year.
Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett professed ignorance about Meriweather’s injury. Shanahan didn’t get into specifics, either.
“Hopefully he’s full speed tomorrow,” Shanahan said.
Meanwhile, both defensive lineman Barry Cofield (broken right hand) and offensive tackle Trent Williams (sprained left wrist) have practiced all week. Cofield again participated on Thursday with the entire hand wrapped club-style. He likely will experiment with a cast that frees his fingers on Friday. Shanahan said Cofield has looked strong in practice all week.
“You kind of leave it up to those guys,” Shanahan said. “[Cofield] has been practicing all week. There’s been no setback. He’s been doing a good job in practice and kind of doing what he feels comfortable with.”