After a procedure to correct a heart arrhythmia issue, Redskins nose tackle Jerrell Powe will miss the next few training camp practices.
The Washington Redskins will be without nose tackle Jerrell Powe for the next week or so, head coach Jay Gruden announced on Wednesday.
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"Powe, he's going to go down and have a procedure done; he'll probably miss about 7-10 days," Gruden said. "I think it will probably be a max of 10 days. He just has a heart arrhythmia and we're just doing a little procedure to get it corrected."
Powe is one of two listed nose tackles on the roster along with 11-year veteran Kedric Golston.
Re-signed by the Redskins in January after a brief offseason stint in Washington last year, Powe is a four-year veteran with regular season experience with both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans.
In Powe's last regular season action – 2014 with the Texans – the 6-foot-2, 330-pound Mississippi product appeared in 16 regular season games with three starts, collecting 10 tackles with a pass defensed.
Powe is one of the defensive linemen vying for playing time at the nose tackle position when needed.
"The amount of times that you're in base defense now with all the three receiver sets and everyone throwing the ball, if you look at the numbers, it's not that often," Gruden said in March. "But you still need to have a big nose guard in there that can stop the run."