- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Left tackle Trent Williams said Tuesday that his right kneecap “was a little bit” dislocated, but that he doesn’t expect the injury to prevent him from playing in the Washington Redskins‘ game against Seattle on Monday.

Williams, who was injured in the Redskins‘ 45-14 loss to the New York Giants on Thursday, did not rejoin his teammates on the practice field Tuesday when they reconvened for the first time since the game.

“[I’ll] let it calm down a little bit,” Williams said. “Probably get re-evaluated before the game, leave it up to Coach. Hopefully, I can be out there.”

He missed the final 10 plays of the game, limping off the field with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter following the third of four interceptions thrown by quarterback Kirk Cousins on the evening.

“Nothing was torn in there,” Williams said. “I think that was the good news and that’s what gives me confidence to know there’s a good chance I could be back out there for my team.”

The Redskins entered the short week with 17 players on their injury report, with four others leaving the game against the Giants because of injury. Only quarterback Robert Griffin III (dislocated left ankle), cornerback Tracy Porter (strained right hamstring) and strong safety Trenton Robinson (high left ankle sprain) were unable to practice in some fashion on Tuesday.

“All of our injuries right now — today was like a bonus day,” coach Jay Gruden said. “Tomorrow they’re off, and when they come back [Thursday], we’ll have a better idea.”

Tight end Jordan Reed was able to practice for the first time since straining his left hamstring in the season opener against Houston on Sept. 7, while inside linebacker Akeem Jordan practiced for the first time since spraining the MCL in his left knee in the preseason finale on Aug. 28.

“Just taking it one day at a time and trying to do everything I can for it so I can be the best I can be come Monday,” Reed said. “We’ll see how it goes day-to-day.”

And while tight end Niles Paul did not practice on Tuesday as he continues to recover from a concussion, he has passed each stage of the protocol to date and expects to be able to play against Seattle.

“I feel good,” Paul said. “Obviously, it’s a process. I had a concussion and I was out, but it’s a process that you’ve got to go through.”


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