Wide receiver James Thrash was among the inactive players for Saturday's Divisional Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field. Thrash has been sidelined with a fractured thumb that required surgery last week.
Coaches were hopeful that Thrash would be able to play with a specially designed splint on his thumb. The splint would cover the base of the thumb and allow Thrash to catch balls. But at game time, team officials decided to play it cautious with the injury.
With Thrash inactive, wide receivers Taylor Jacobs, Jimmy Farris and Antonio Brown saw more playing time in the Redskins' 20-10 loss to the Seahawks. Jacobs is the most experienced of the bunch in Gibbs' offense.
Jacobs caught three passes for 19 yards in the game.
For the first time since mid-December, the Redskins entered a game with a healthy corps of cornerbacks. Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers started, with Walt Harris and Ade Jimoh serving in nickel and dime packages.
Springs returned from a groin injury that sidelined him for last week's Wild Card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In the third quarter of Saturday's loss to the Seahawks, Springs left the game with cramps, but he later returned.
With Springs healthy, the Redskins deactivated cornerbacks Dimitri Patterson and Christian Morton.
The Redskins' complete list of inactive players was as follows: running back Nehemiah Broughton, Patterson, Morton, offensive lineman Ikechuku Ndukwe, linebacker Nick McNeil, Thrash and defensive lineman Aki Jones.
The Seahawks listed the following players as inactive: cornerback Michael Harden, linebacker Cornelius Wortham, offensive linemen Wayne Hunter and Ray Willis, wide receiver Peter Warrick, tight end Itula Mili and defensive end Alain Kashama.