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News & Notes: Jansen Could Start vs. Cowboys


Jon Jansen continued to take the bulk of reps in practice on Friday, and he could draw the starting assignment at right tackle in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Stephon Heyer was limited in his practice reps due to a shoulder injury, but it's still possible he could play against the Cowboys.

"Right now, we're with Jon Jansen," head coach Jim Zorn said. "Stephon got some practice time in, so he's feeling better. I think he's a game time decision, but right now it looks like Jansen is the guy for us."

Said Jansen: "I feel comfortable. I feel healthy and fresh because I haven't taken a pounding. I'm ready to go."

Heyer's availability--whether he starts or serves as a backup--could be a game time decision, Zorn said.

Officially, Heyer is listed as questionable for the game.

His shoulder would have to show improvement in pre-game to warrant playing on Sunday.

"It's just a matter of Stephon's shoulder being healthy enough," Zorn said.

Heyer said he felt healthy enough to play on Sunday, but he would leave the decision to the coaching staff.

"I'm getting my strength back," Heyer said. "It has been a rough couple of days, but I'm getting there."


Jason Taylor has suffered an infection from the calf surgery he had earlier this week, Jim Zorn reported on Friday.

"That would have been a setback," Zorn said.

Taylor had a medical procedure on Monday morning to repair the injury. He is out for the Dallas game.

His availability for next week's game at Philadelphia is uncertain.

"Things are healing and he's progressing," Zorn said.


Marcus Washington was limited in practice for the second day in a row on Friday as he continues to work through a lingering hamstring injury.

Officially, Washington is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

If he cannot play, then H.B. Blades would likely draw the start at strong-side linebacker.

Washington missed the Redskins' Week 2 game against New Orleans, but he returned last week against Arizona to record six tackles.


Demetric Evans is expected to take the first snap at defensive end in place of Jason Taylor, but coaches expect to rotate several defensive ends in Sunday's game.

Erasmus James and Chris Wilson could see action as well.

"We play Demetric inside as well, so it depends on what [Dallas] puts out there versus what we put out there," Jim Zorn said. "It could be any one of the three."

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