The Redskins’ cornerback returned to practice after having his shoulder examined on Wednesday, then injured his right knee in Thursday’s practice. Culliver also missed three games earlier this season with a left knee injury.
Jackson scored his first touchdown of the season last week against the Panthers on a 56-yard reception. It was his best game since returning from a hamstring injury.
Williams is playing at a significantly lighter weight this season after losing more than 30 pounds. The Redskins’ left tackle has mostly changed his lifestyle and eating habits and has seen the positive effects on the field.
Jones has shown flashes of brilliance in his rookie season, but his four fumbles are a concern for the coaching staff. Coach Jay Gruden been patient with the young back, but also wants Jones to understand the importance of ball security.
The Redskins have lost their last five games against the Giants, including a 32-21 loss in Week 3 at MetLife Stadium. However, Gruden said they’re focused on this week and the opportunity to tie the Giants for first in the NFC East.
Williams bruised his patella tendon in Sunday’s 44-16 loss to the Panthers and did not practice on Wednesday. However, the Redskins’ left tackle said he will “definitely” play on Sunday against the Giants.
The Redskins will play the Bengals in London in Week 8, or Oct. 30, next season. Washington could possibly play St. Louis the week prior in London if both teams finish in the same place in their respective divisions.
The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.
The last three times the Redskins qualified for the playoffs, they were mediocre near the midpoint of the season before stringing together multiple victories. With six games left, it’s possible they can do it again.
LeRibeus made the move to center during training camp and has struggled both with the accuracy of his snaps and also with the timing in which they should be released.
Cornerback Chris Culliver’s interception return was negated when he was flagged for unnecessary roughness, a call that irritated several players. Gruden was frustrated by the ambiguity of the rule, but said it was not why the Redskins lost.
Flacco, who has never missed a start since joining the Ravens prior to the 2008 season, was injured late in the 16-13 loss to the Rams on Sunday and will be out until at least training camp.