Left tackle Trent Williams significantly bruised his left thigh when left guard Kory Lichtensteiger inadvertently kneed him while pass blocking on the third play of the Redskins' win over Dallas on Thanksgiving. He wasn’t wearing thigh pads on the play.
“I’m definitely going to have something protecting my thigh this game,” he said.
Williams missed practice Wednesday, as his teammates began preparing for New York. Joining them as soon as possible is a priority.
“I’m the type of player that I feel like I need practice during the week to kind of hit my stride so Monday night I feel comfortable when I head out there on the field,” he said.
“You’ve got to be good on technique,” he said. “You’ve got to be disciplined. It’s going to take a little luck. Hopefully, they don’t guess the snap count too many times. Just try to stay out in front of them and try to stay square. It’s not an easy task, as you can see. They create havoc in the backfield every time they play.”
RG3 trails in Pro Bowl voting
Quarterback Robert Griffin III ranks fourth among NFC quarterbacks in fan voting for the Pro Bowl, the league announced Wednesday. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, New Orleans’ Drew Brees and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan are ahead of him.
Rodgers, who leads the NFL with a passer rating of 105.6, is the only NFC quarterback with a better rating than Griffin’s 104.6. Griffin ranks fourth in the NFL behind Rodgers, New England’s Tom Brady (105.0) and Denver’s Peyton Manning (104.8) — some elite company, to be sure.
The NFL determines its annual all-star teams using a combination of votes from fans, coaches and players. No Redskins lead at their positions.
Trent Williams isn’t even in the top five among NFC tackles. Rookie running back Alfred Morris ranks fifth in the conference. The league accepts fans’ votes on its website.
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