Thursday, December 22, 2011

Redskins Injury Report

CSN Washington reported today that there were a few Redskins that did not practice today and may miss Saturdays game against the Vikings.

Roy Helu Jr was once again limited in practice today. To go along with Helu, offensive tackle Jamal Brown (groin), linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), and Mike Sellers (elbow) did not complete a full practice.

There were a few Redskins that were able to fully participate in practice today, however. Defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee), punter Sav Rocca (ankle), and cornerback Josh Wilson (head) all completed a full practice today.

To go back to the three that were limited, I would expect only one of them to start on Saturday. When the Redskins final injury report comes out, Brown and Helu will mostly be listed as questionable. I have no doubt that London Fletcher will be on the field at the start of Saturday's game.

Sean Locklear will most likely get the start at right tackle if Brown can't play. Locklear has seen playing time at both tackles this season and has played well. The battle in the trenches will be on the left side between defensive end Jared Allen and left tackle Willie Smith. Locklear will see blitzes much of the game to try to get Allen matched up on Smith 1-on-1.

If Roy Helu is unable to play on Saturday, rookie Evan Royster will be receiving a majority of the handoff's. Royster's role in the offense has grown over the past few weeks. He has seen more and more snaps and received more and more carries. To back up Royster, the Redskins will likely have Ryan Torrain up and ready to roll.