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#GBvsWAS Injury Report: Matt Jones Questionable


As the Redskins try to figure out their running back situation, Rob Kelley will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

The Washington Redskins have yet to rule anyone out of Sunday's Wild Card Round matchup with the Green Bay Packers, but running back Matt Jones, along with linebacker Perry Riley Jr., cornerback Quinton Dunbar and safety Dashon Goldson, are questionable.

Jones has not played the last two weeks as he's dealt with a hip issue.

"I'm not ruling him out yet," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. "But, he didn't do much today. Did a little bit and ran around just a little bit, but we'll see tomorrow, but not very encouraged, no."

The rookie re-aggravated the injury during one of the Redskins' practice sessions last week, and has slowly been working his way back to full health.

"I just go day by day, man," Jones said this week. "It is what it is. I'm just battling with my body right now just care of it. However it responds, it responds. I'm not concerned what position I am, I'm just trying to get my body right."

On the season, Jones tallied 490 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 144 carries along with 19 receptions for 304 yards and a 78-yard receiving touchdown.

If Riley Jr. plays this weekend, it will mark his first game action since suffering a foot injury in an early December practice that required surgery.

The sixth-year LSU product was on quite the surge before the injury, as he had 12 tackles with three passes defensed and two interceptions in his three games before surgery.

Gruden said last week that he wasn't sure how the middle linebacker situation would work with a potential Riley Jr. return – Mason Foster and Will Compton have played well together in the starting lineup with Keenan Robinson serving as a backup – but he's been "really happy with the way all four linebackers have played" in the inside.

Dunbar has been working his way back from a quad injury that kept him out of last Sunday's regular season finale.

The rookie wide receiver turned cornerback was one of the brightest spots on a thrilling season, as the University of Florida product tallied 13 tackles, five passes defensed and an interception in 11 games.

"He had a good day today," Gruden said on Thursday. "He did some team work today which was good to see. He showed some bursts of speed. Just a matter of how it recuperates and how he does [on Friday] and how he feels. I think the signs are pointing in a positive direction with him."

Goldson has been dealing with shoulder and ribs injuries, and the two-time Pro Bowler was held out of last Sunday's game as a likely precaution.

The 31-year-old has been a sounding board for younger players appearing in their first playoffs.

"This week is really just trying to get them to focus on us at the same time, understanding the importance of this game," Goldson said this week. "You know, it is a playoff game. A lot of guys – even guys that have been in this league for a few years haven't been this far – so just getting them to understand what the game is going to be like, the excitement around the game and just to make sure we keep our poise."

Chris Thompson, meanwhile, is battling a toe injury that he was able to play through in the Redskins' regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys and will be listed as probable.

The third-year running back has also been dealing with a torn labrum over the last month of the regular season.

"I've been finding a way to play through a lot of stuff this year," Thompson said. :Just to show the coaches, show my team, I'll do whatever I can each and every week, and I'll sacrifice until I can't walk no more. That's just who I am. But it's been one of those things where I've been trying to show my teammates, show my coaches, the organization, I'm going to be healthy, I can play through hurt. Being hurt and injured is two totally different things."

Jason Hatcher (neck/knee), Jamison Crowder (knee), Jeron Johnson (chest), Dashaun Phillips (neck) and Trent Williams (knee) are also listed as probable.




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