The Washington Redskins will be without two starting offensive linemen and their two starting cornerbacks for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden on Friday confirmed that tackle Trent Williams, center Kory Lichtensteiger, cornerback Chris Culliver, cornerback DeAngelo Hall and tight end Jordan Reed are all out for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
Furthermore, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, running back Matt Jones and defensive end Stephen Paea are listed as questionable.
Williams was listed as having a neck injury on Thursday's injury report, but Gruden announced on Friday that the three-time Pro Bowler is also going through the league's concussion protocol.
"He did individual, just individual [on Wednesday]," Gruden said. "We had him as limited and then after that practice, he just developed a few headaches and things of that nature and we wanted to play it safe with him and got him tested."
In Williams' place, first-year tackle Ty Nsekhe will be making his first career start in the NFL Sunday vs. the Jets.
"I take every practice like every rep I take, like I'm playing on Sunday," Nsekhe said. "So it's nothing new to me. I try to go hard every play in practice. I take it like that."
Lichtensteiger, meanwhile, who was limited in Wednesday's practice and didn't participate on Thursday or Friday, is dealing with injuries to his shoulder, finger and neck.
This will end his string of 53 straight games started for the Redskins.
Four-year veteran Josh LeRibeus will make his first start at center for the Redskins in his place. He also started a game at guard last season.
"It just feels really good kind of getting in practice and really just getting reps with Kirk," LeRibeus said on Thursday. "That's been the big thing. It's been with Colt [McCoy] for the past month and half, and it just feels good to get with Kirk."
Check out images of veteran cornerback Chris Culliver during his first few months with the Washington Redskins.
Culliver and Hall will each be missing their third games of the season Sunday.
Culliver, a South Carolina product, missed the Redskins' victory over the St. Louis Rams when he served a one-game suspension, but missed last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a knee injury.
It has continued to give him problems this week.
"He is still having some issues pushing off with his knee," Gruden said. "You know, it's a tough deal for these guys. They're trying to fight through it. They want to help the team. They want to play, but there's some instances where if you say you can go, you're going to hurt your team if you're not playing at your top level. That's I think their biggest concern and our biggest concern. We'll have to wait and see tomorrow after practice and see where everybody is at."
Hall is missing his third straight game after suffering a toe injury against the New York Giants on Sept. 24.
Jackson (hamstring) has been a limited participant in practices this week, taking a step forward from his workload last week.
He was a participant in Friday's practice, something he wasn't able to do a week ago.
"We're slowly starting to give him more and more reps," Gruden said earlier in the week. "He's taking them and is looking pretty good. Like I said, with a hamstring you've got to work it and then you've got to recover, rehab it. Come out again tomorrow and see if he improves, see if he has any negative effects from the work today and we'll go from there. If not, then we'll keep progressing him."
Jones, meanwhile, has been trying to work through a toe injury he suffered during last week's game against the Falcons.
"He's been sore and we were hoping that it would progress a little bit better during the week," Gruden said. "He's questionable. We'll take him on the trip, see how he does on Saturday at the hotel and see if anything happens."
On the season, the rookie has 54 carries for 220 yards and three touchdowns.
Paea (back) was limited in practice all week. He has appeared in the last 26 regular season games dating back to Week 13 of the 2013 season.
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (shoulder), wide receiver Pierre Garçon (knee), defensive end Kedric Golston (hand), LeRibeus (calf), guard Spencer Long (knee), linebacker Perry Riley Jr. (calf) and running back Chris Thompson (shoulder) were all full participants in practices this week.