Although he was able to come back into the Redskins' Week 12 game with a shoulder injury, Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is out for this Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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As the Washington Redskins look to distance themselves in a crowded race for playoff spots in the NFC, the team will travel to Arizona on Sunday with tight end Jordan Reed (shoulder) doubtful and defensive end Anthony Lanier II (shin) out for the game.
Additionally, linebacker Terence Garvin (shoulder), defensive end Ricky Jean Francois (knee), tackle Ty Nsekhe (ankle), guard Brandon Scherff (ankle), running back Chris Thompson (illness), long snapper Nick Sundberg (back), linebacker Trent Murphy (ankle) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (ankle) are questionable.
Reed, of course, suffered his injury during last Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, falling hard on his shoulder in the second quarter before reemerging in the third quarter.
Despite the grade 3 shoulder separation, Reed was able to collect eight receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. He did not participate in practices this week.
"We'll get him another weekend of my treatment," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. "Keep him back here, get a good weekend of treatment and hopefully he'll be back next week."
With Reed not being active against a Cardinals defense that hasn't allowed a tight end touchdown this season, the Redskins will once again ask veteran Vernon Davis to step up into a bigger role, which he had no problem filling in place of Reed earlier this year.
"We're going to keep the standard concepts, the plays that we have that we like, but we expect Vernon or Derek [Carrier] to be able to do them," Gruden said on Thursday. "We might have less of a certain package – maybe the three-tight-end sets, or something like that – but we'll still carry about everything that we have and just let Vernon or Derek do it ."
In his first season with the Redskins, Davis has recorded 31 receptions for 450 yards and two touchdowns through 11 games.
Lanier, meanwhile, played just three snaps against the Cowboys last week before being removed from the game.
With Sundberg returning to practice this week, the Redskins waived Rick Lovato and signed defensive lineman A.J. Francis to the active roster from the practice squad.
The University of Maryland product could appear in his first regular season game with the Redskins on Sunday, if the coaching staff decides to make him active in place of Lanier.
Garvin was limited throughout practices this week, but the inside linebacker has been active for all 11 of Washington's games so far this season.
While Nsekhe and Scherff have been battling their injuries recently, neither missed an offensive play for the Redskins in Week 11.
"They're all tough guys and they'll play through it," Gruden said of the entire offensive line. "You'd like them to be 100 percent, but this time of year, big offensive linemen, not many of them in the NFL are 100 percent – Week 11, 12, 13. But you need to have tough, physical guys and that's why we drafted guys like Brandon and Morgan [Moses], and that's why we like Ty so much – they play through it. Shawn Lauvao also, Spencer [Long]. They're going to play through it. That's the nature of the beast. They're all big, tough, physical guys."