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#DALvsWAS Injury Report: DeSean Jackson Probable


The Redskins have several contributors on both side of the ball questionable for Monday's tilt with the Cowboys, including Derek Carrier, Keenan Robinson and Chris Thompson.

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announced on Saturday that Derek Carrier (ankle/Achilles) Quinton Dunbar (finger), Deshazor Everett (hamstring), Andre Roberts (knee) Keenan Robinson (shoulder), Chris Thompson (shoulder) are questionable for Monday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys, while wide receiver DeSean Jackson (illness) is probable.

Jackson was a newcomer to the injury report on Saturday as the team went through their final practice of the week, watching the session from the side with a winter hat on along with extra layers of warmth as he deals with what Gruden said was an upper respitory issue.

After being eased back in during his first two weeks back from a hamstring injury, Jackson has scored touchdowns of 56 and 63 yards in the last two weeks. He's also expected to share some of the punt return duties with rookie Jamison Crowder if active.  

Carrier was injured on the Redskins' first drive against the Giants last week, and without him being healthy enough to go back into the game, the team used offensive linemen Tom Compton and Ty Nsekhe as extra blockers outside of Morgan Moses and Trent Williams.

If Carrier cannot play, the team will use recently called up Je'Ron Hamm, who was not active last Sunday.

"He'd have to replace him if Carrier can't go and we'll have to make do with Hamm, and he's done a good job out here in practice," Gruden said. 

Dunbar suffered an open dislocation on his finger during the Redskins' 20-14 victory over the New York Giants this week.

He was limited in practice this week as he tested his pain tolerance with the injury.

"Most definitely," Dunbar said of if he could feel the ball hit his finger during Thursday's individual work. "But I mean…I didn't really contact players with my jammed hand or anything. I was mostly mirroring them. Still trying to let it heal and rest."

Roberts did not practice at all this week, only doing conditioning work on the side as teammates went through drills.

While he hasn't recorded a reception since the Redskins' Week 9 matchup against the New England Patriots, Roberts did have a 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown against the Panthers two weeks ago.

Gruden said earlier this week that Roberts, Rashad Ross and Thompson would alternate kickoff reps.

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Robinson, meanwhile, has been limited throughout the week as he continues to combat a shoulder injury that has kept him out of the last three games.

If he is active, he'll more than likely be in a reserve role behind Will Compton, who Gruden said this week has "cemented" a role as a starter, and Mason Foster, who is expected to start in place of Perry Riley Jr. who is out for the next three to six weeks.

"We'd like to see him play, but you know, you just don't know the extent of how much strength that he has," Gruden said earlier this week. "He is continuing to improve it in the weight room and the training room. He had a PRP [platelet-rich plasma treatment] last week so hopefully that will give him some relief but we'll have to wait and see."

Thompson hurt his shoulder in the Redskins' 20-14 victory over the New York Giants last Sunday and has been limited in practice all week.

The third-year Florida State product is the team's top receiving threat out of the backfield, as he's hauled in 30 catches on the season for 210 yards and a touchdown.

Chris Baker (illness), Will Blackmon (shoulder/hip), Dashon Goldson (knee/hamstring/wrist), DeAngelo Hall (toe), Jason Hatcher (knee), Terrance Knighton (migraine) and Josh LeRibeus (ankle/shoulder) were all listed on the injury report this week, but are probable for Monday Night Football.

Gruden also announced on Saturday that Trenton Robinson has been waived (injured). If he clears waivers, he could be placed on the team's Injured Reserve list.




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