Wide receiver Jamison Crowder, tackle Morgan Moses and long snapper Nick Sundberg as questionable for Sunday's prime-time matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
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Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, tackle Morgan Moses and long snapper Nick Sundberg as questionable for Sunday's prime-time matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
The Washington Redskins head into Sunday's prime-time matchup against the Green Bay Packers at FedExField in Landover, Md., at near health as no players on the team's active roster have been ruled out yet.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder), tackle Morgan Moses (ankle) and long snapper Nick Sundberg (back) are listed as questionable.
Jackson missed last Sunday's victory over the Minnesota Vikings as his shoulder continued to give him issues.
But the three-time Pro Bowler returned to practice this week, albeit with a limited workload. He's also starting to regain some range of motion in his injured arm.
"I think it could go up to gametime," Gruden said of a decision on Jackson. "We have six receivers that are on our 53 right now that we feel really good about. We'll see how he does in pregame warmups, we'll make sure. …it's going to be really difficult to make that determination."
Of course, if Jackson does return to the field on Sunday, his speed should spread out a Packers defense that has struggled of late.
Not only have they given up nine passing touchdowns during their current three-game losing streak, Green Bay has allowed an average quarterback rating north of 100.
"He can really take the top off and even if he doesn't get the ball, he brings a safety over the top a lot of times which helps our running game and helps other guys get open – Jordan Reed in the middle, Jamison Crowder, Rob Kelley on a crossing route, what have you," Gruden said. "So, he has an impact on the game when he's in there and when he's not in there the other guys did a nice job of stepping up, but you still don't have that playmaking ability that DeSean has that only he has."
Sundberg, meanwhile, hurt his back while working out this week and missed practice on both Thursday and Friday.
The team brought in some long snappers to work out in the event the California product won't be able to play this weekend.
The 29-year-old has appeared in the Redskins' last 41 regular season games.
"We'll have to wait and see," Gruden said. "Still a little ginger, walking gingerly on his back, well he's not walking on his back, but he's walking gingerly. We'll have to wait and see. We'll made adjustments to the roster if he can't go."
Moses (ankle) was a full participant in practices this week.
The University of Virginia product really impressed the coaching staff last Sunday despite being in visible pain against the Vikings.
"Yeah, it doesn't surprise me," Gruden said of Moses fighting through to play 60 offensive snaps early this week. "He's been that way since he came here. He's just been a good all-around football player. Eager to play, eager to learn, and he's just getting better and better. And he's played with some injuries before, and an ankle sprain won't stop Morgan. He's a big man that plays extremely hard and played well yesterday despite his ankle injury."
The Redskins are optimistic he'll be able to play against the Packers.
"He went through a majority of practice today," Gruden said on Friday. "With these things, we just hope it doesn't swell up or anything will happen."