Skip to main content

News | Washington Commanders -

News & Notes: Jansen Back At Practice

Jon Jansen returned to practice on Friday, the first time he has been able to get work in this week despite a lingering calf injury. He remains listed as probable heading into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jansen says that the injury is improving.

"It has gotten better, but I've always been able to get it ready by Sunday, which is the key," he said. "I'll be ready again this Sunday."

Added head coach Joe Gibbs: "We talked earlier this week and I really thought it was going to be hard for him to go. The farther he went, the better he felt. It got down to Friday and he took practice."

Jansen says that the only way to fully heal his calf injury is by resting it. The Redskins have four regular season games left and Jansen hopes to play in all of them.

Given his injury, Jansen faces a tough matchup this Sunday. He is expected to match up against Eagles' defensive end Trent Cole, a speed rusher who has eight sacks this season.

Meantime, nickel cornerback Kenny Wright and special teams standout Khary Campbell were upgraded to probable on the injury report. Wright has a knee injury and Campbell has a hamstring injury.

Safety Troy Vincent (hamstring), center Casey Rabach (shin), defensive end Phillip Daniels (ankle) and tight end Todd Yoder (thigh) are also listed as probable.

"Everybody practiced [on Friday], but the question is to what extent everyone is healthy," Gibbs said. "I think there will be conversations with the medical group and with the players.

"Some of the players practicing out there may not have been 100 percent. So that'll be a decision we make as we go forward here."



Two weeks ago, Joe Gibbs decided to return to the "principles of Redskins football," which he says emphasizes running the football, stopping the run, playing more physical and avoiding turnovers and penalties.

That style of play has been evident in the Redskins' last two games, a 17-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers and a 24-14 loss to the Atlanta Cardinals.

Through the remaining four games of the regular season, Gibbs is not wavering in his approach. What he's looking for now is more consistency.

"We have tried to stay on pace and that is what we are going to try to do the next four weeks," he said. "We set a benchmark two weeks ago. We know what we want to be. It is just a matter of getting there and playing a full game."

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.