ASHBURN — At the start of the week, the Washington Redskins seemed to have a logjam at the running back position.
Only three of the four backs — Alfred Morris, rookie Matt Jones, Chris Thompson and Pierre Thomas — would be active in Sunday’s wild-card round game against the Green Bay Packers.
Coach Jay Gruden had said that either Thompson or Jones would be out, depending on who was healthier, as the game approached. After Jones was limited all week with a hip injury that has kept him out the last two games, it appears unlikely he will play against Green Bay.
“I’m not ruling him out yet, but he didn’t do much today,” Gruden said on Friday. “He did a little bit, ran around just a bit but we’ll see tomorrow. I’m not very encouraged.”
Thompson, who sustained a toe injury in the regular-season finale against the Dallas Cowboys, has been a full participant in practice this week.
Free safety Dashon Goldson (shoulder/rib), cornerback Quinton Dunbar (quad) and inside linebacker Perry Riley (foot) are also questionable.
Goldson, who sat out against the Cowboys, has been limited this week as well, but is expected to play against the Packers. Dunbar also sat out against Dallas, but Gruden is confident newly signed cornerback Cary Williams can contribute.
“Quinton had a little bit better day today, following up yesterday,” Gruden said. “It’ll be how he progresses again in the treatment room. As far as Cary’s concerned, he’s picked up the defense well. I don’t have any doubt he can come in and play. He can play corner no problem.”