- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 21, 2017

ASHBURN — Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (fractured rib) will miss a second straight game Monday after he was ruled out against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Norman increased his workload throughout the week, including participating in team drills on Friday. But he didn’t progress to the point where he would be healthy enough to play on Monday Night Football.

Norman fractured his rib on Oct. 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

“There wasn’t a setback,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “He just hadn’t got cleared from the doctors yet.”

The Redskins, though, might have their other starting cornerback available. Bashaud Breeland was listed as questionable with a knee injury. Gruden said Breeland was “looking better” and would make a decision after the team’s walkthrough on Sunday.

In total, the Redskins listed five players besides Breeland as questionable for the Eagles game: Trent Williams (knee), Rob Kelley (ankle), Deshazor Everett (hamstring), Stefan McClure (knee) and Mason Foster (shoulder).

In Williams’ case, the left tackle is still dealing with knee soreness, which has bothered him since the Redskins’ loss to the Chiefs. Williams played through pain last week against the San Francisco 49ers.

Gruden said Williams “is pretty much in the same place.”

“The pain and soreness is starting to alleviate a little bit, but he’s still a little gimpy,” Gruden said.

Kelley, meanwhile, is expected to play. The running back missed the 49ers game with an ankle injury. 

The Redskins also ruled out backup tackle Ty Nsekhe (core muscle) and offensive lineman Tyler Catalina (concussion).

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