The Washington Redskins will be without their Pro Bowl tight end for another week, as Jordan Reed once again is out as he battles a lingering hamstring injury.
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Looking to get back into the win column on Sunday, the Washington Redskins will head into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints slightly shorthanded on the offensive side of the ball.
Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. (ankle) and center Spencer Long (knees) are out for the NFC matchup while linebacker Zach Brown (Achilles), wide receivers Ryan Grant (concussion) and Brian Quick (concussion), safeties Montae Nicholson (shoulder) and DeAngelo Hall (knee), cornerback Quinton Dunbar (illness), defensive linemen Matt Ioannidis (hand) and Anthony Lanier II (knee), guards Shawn Lauvao (stinger) and Brandon Scherff (knee), tackles Trent Williams (knee) and Ty Nsekhe (core muscle) and tight end Niles Paul (concussion) are all questionable for the game.
Reed practiced at the beginning of last last week in a limited capacity, but suffered a minor setback before being ruled out for Washington's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
He has not played since initially suffering his hamstring injury against the Dallas Cowboys last month.
"It's just a lingering thing," Reed said. "The only way for it to heal is for you to rest it. We don't have time for that right now, so it could be confusing and sketchy trying to get back out there. The way I heard it I was decelerating so it wasn't really opening up, it was slowing down, so now every time I try to slow down I can feel it a little bit. I've just got to pay real close and stay on top."
While Reed is inactive once again, the Redskins could return Niles Paul to the lineup after also being inactive for the past two games.
Paul would rejoin a tight ends group that has featured Vernon Davis along with rookie Jeremy Sprinkle.
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Along the offensive line, Long will be inactive for the third time in four weeks. The University of Nebraska product was active against the Vikings, but appeared on just 12 offensive plays.
With Long sidelined, rookie Chase Roullier will make his fourth consecutive start. Even though Long played last Sunday, Roullier had a brunt of the practice work with quarterback Trent Williams.
"I don't like to be flip-flopping centers all the time," said Redskins head coach Jay Gruden after last week's game. "But, I wanted to give Chase an opportunity to start."
Defensively, Ioannidis is another candidate to potential return to game action this Sunday.
The second-year Temple product was a limited practice participant this week as he adjusted to have a club over his fractured hand that was surgically repaired.
Brown, meanwhile, has been dealing with soreness in his Achilles.
If active, the current leader in tackles in the NFL is sliding over to the Mike linebacker role after Will Compton was placed on Injured Reserve this week.
"Zach's had the communication sometimes throughout the year and then last week it was Compton," Gruden said. "This week, it will go back to Zach, so it's no big deal."`