Washington Redskins Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Brown is questionable for Thursday's game against the Giants with an Achilles injury.
Impact: Brown is the league's leading tackler. He's been limited in practice but should be good enough to play on Thanksgiving.
News: Perine is listed as questionable for a Thanksgiving matchup with the Giants because of a finger injury.
Impact: Though this is something to keep an eye on because Perine has been limited in practice, he is expected to play and be the every-down back now that Chris Thompson is out.
News: Reed won't play Thursday against the Giants, the fourth straight game he's missed with a hamstring injury.
Impact: Reed has 27 catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns this season in five games.
News: Brown (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Giants.
Impact: The Redskins listed Brown as a limited participant in practices Tuesday and Wednesday, which should be enough for the linebacker to receive clearance to play Thursday. With 101 total tackles on the season, Brown leads the NFL by a comfortable margin in that category, but it's worth noting that while playing through the same Achilles issue in the Week 11 loss to the Saints, he was posted a season-low total of five stops despite logging a healthy 71 snaps.
News: Spaight (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Giants.
Impact: Spaight was listed as a non-participant in each of the Redskins' three practice reports this week, which suggests he may be trending toward sitting out the Thanksgiving Day contest. If that's the case, Josh Harvey-Clemons or Zach Vigil would likely be called upon to start at the inside linebacker spot alongside Zach Brown (Achilles), according to Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site.
News: Grant (calf) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Giants.
Impact: Grant was limited in practice throughout the week after sustaining a calf injury in Sunday's loss to the Saints. While Grant looks like he'll be less than 100 percent healthy for the Thanksgiving Day matchup, the expectation is that he'll suit up in the contest and take on a healthy snap count with Terrelle Pryor (ankle) landing on injured reserve earlier this week.
News: Davis' teammate Jordan Reed (hamstring) will not play in Thursday's game against the Giants.
Impact: Davis has averaged 5.3 catches for 68.3 yards on 7.8 targets in the four games Reed has missed this season. The 33-year-old now gets to face a Giants defense that's given up a league-high 10 touchdowns to tight ends, along with 59 receptions (tied for third most) and 752 receiving yards (also third most).
News: Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Giants, with head coach Jay Gruden labeling the offensive tackle a game-time decision, according to John Keim of ESPN.com.
Impact: Despite having ligament damage in his knee that will require surgery, Williams tentatively plans to play through the injury and postpone the procedure until the offseason. He was active for the Week 11 loss to the Vikings following a two-game absence, but it's less certain if he'll be available for the Thanksgiving Day game due to the quick turnaround.
News: Perine (finger) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest versus the Giants, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.
Impact: On the heels of a career-high 117 yards on the ground Sunday in New Orleans, Perine was listed as limited on each of the Redskins' three injury reports this week with a finger issue. His status remains up in the air upon the release of Wednesday's report, but with Chris Thompson (fibula) landing on injured reserve this week, the Redskins haven't showed much urgency in bolstering the backfield. Assuming Perine gets the clearance to play Thursday, he'll be facing a Giants defense that has given up 107.3 rushing yards per game and seven total touchdowns to running backs in 10 outings this season.
News: Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Giants, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.
Impact: Reed hasn't practiced since turning in a limited session Nov. 9, so it's no shock he won't take the field for a game exactly two weeks later. With back-to-back Thursday games on tap for the Redskins, Reed's next chance to show where he stands in his recovery will come during the team's walk-through Monday. In the interim, though, Vernon Davis will receive another start at tight end.
News: Swearinger logged his third interception of the season in Sunday's overtime loss to the Saints.
Impact: Swearinger now has three picks across the previous two weeks, while he had not recorded any prior to that. The 26-year-old also came one tackle short of a season high by posting six (five solo) on the day. He was one of four Redskins defenders to see all 71 defensive snaps in the contest.
News: Kerrigan recorded a sack in Sunday's overtime loss to the Saints to bring his season total up to seven.
Impact: Kerrigan also added four solo tackles to his line on the day. His sack was the first since Week 8, when he recorded two against the Cowboys. The veteran outside linebacker played 55 snaps (77.0 percent) this past week.
News: Lauvao (neck) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.
Impact: Lauvao has been limited the last few weeks due to a stinger injury, which forced him to miss the Redskins' Week 9 game against the Seahawks. With Lauvao's condition failing to show much improvement, the Redskins opted to shut him down, making him the 15th player on the team to land on injured reserve this season.
News: Roullier required surgery to repair his broken right hand and appears unlikely to play Thursday against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Impact: Roullier didn't practice Tuesday and looks like he'll be the latest member of the Redskins' injury-ravaged offensive line to miss time. Tony Bergstrom, who primarily plays guard, is expected to step in as the starting center for the Thanksgiving Day game.
News: Grant (calf) was a limited participant at practice Tuesday.
Impact: Grant picked up the calf injury in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints, during which he finished with three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. The wideout's participation in practice to some extent two days later suggests the calf issue isn't a major concern, but Grant's status bears watching with the Redskins facing a quick turnaround for their Thursday night matchup with the Giants.
News: The Redskins placed Pryor (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.
Impact: The transaction became official one day after Pryor underwent arthroscopic surgery to fix the ankle issue, which has hampered him for much of the season. The injury -- along with Pryor's penchant for dropping passes -- resulted in his unexpected fall down the depth chart before the Redskins decided to shut him down for good, with the wideout finishing his lone campaign in Washington with 20 receptions for 240 yards and a touchdown. He'll likely head elsewhere upon hitting free agency this offseason and could have some bounce-back appeal if he proves healthy and lands in a favorable passing environment.
News: Reed (hamstring) didn't take part in Tuesday's practice.
Impact: Reed will probably need to put in at least a limited practice Wednesday to have a shot at suiting up Thanksgiving Day against the Cowboys. Given that Reed has been sidelined for the last three games and still hasn't resumed taking part in full drills with the team, it seems more likely than not he'll be in store for another absence Thursday, paving the way for Vernon Davis to earn another start at tight end.
News: Washington placed Thompson (lower leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.
Impact: Thompson, who leads the Redskins in both rushing (294) and receiving (510) yards this season, will be shut down for the team's final six games after fracturing his right fibula in Sunday's loss to the Saints. The Redskins signed LeShun Daniels from their practice squad to fill his spot in the backfield, but it's expected that Byron Marshall will settle in as the team's top pass-catching back while Samaje Perine leads the ground attack the rest of the way.
News: Perine (finger) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Impact: The finger issue isn't considered anything overly concerning, so the Redskins are presumably limiting Perine's practice reps after the busiest game to date of his young career in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Perine, who amassed 126 total yards and a touchdown on 24 touches in the contest, looks positioned to serve as the Redskins' lead back the rest of the way with Chris Thompson (lower leg) joining Rob Kelley (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.
News: Brown (Achilles) turned in a limited practice Tuesday.
Impact: Brown entered the Week 11 game against the Saints nursing the injury, but went on to play 71 defensive snaps in the contest. While he's less than fully healthy, Brown still looks on track to play Thursday against the Giants.
News: Marshall is expected to serve as the Redskins' third-down back in Thursday's game against the Giants with Chris Thompson (lower leg) suffering a season-ending injury in the Week 11 loss to the Saints, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Though Marshall has just four games of NFL experience to his name, he seems well suited for passing-down work due to his background as a receiver during his college days at Oregon. Similarly to Thompson, Marshall compensates for a small frame (5-foot-9, 201 pounds) with his capable hands, speed and shiftiness, attributes that should allow him to earn frequent snaps behind lead back Samaje Perine if he can prove to be a capable pass blocker. Like many young backs, Marshall may face more of a learning curve when it comes to pass protection, and any missed blocks could result in him heading into head coach Jay Gruden's doghouse. Until Marshall proves he can stay on the field and become a trusted check-down option for quarterback Kirk Cousins, it will be difficult to count on him to produce much fantasy value down the stretch.
News: Roullier fractured his right hand in Sunday's loss to the Saints, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Roullier should retain a starting role at center for the rest of the season with Spencer Long (quadriceps) moving to injured reserve Tuesday, but Roullier's status for the Week 12 game against the Giants remains uncertain. If Roullier can't go for the Thanksgiving Day matchup, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Tony Bergstrom would pick up the start at center.
News: Rhaney and the Redskins agreed to a contract Tuesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Spencer Long (quadriceps) requiring season-ending surgery and hitting injured reserve, Rhaney will replace him on the 53-man roster to provide another option at center. Long's replacement in the starting lineup, Chase Roullier, came out of Sunday's loss to the Saints with a hand injury and is uncertain to play Thursday against the Giants, potentially paving the way for Rhaney to log significant snaps right away for Washington.
News: The Redskins signed Daniels off their practice squad Tuesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Daniels will assume the roster spot of Chris Thompson, who will be placed on injured reserve after fracturing his right fibula in Sunday's loss to the Saints. With Rob Kelley (ankle) also on IR, Daniels will check in as third on the depth chart at running back behind Samaje Perine (finger) and Byron Marshall heading into the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Giants. A healthy Perine should fill the lead back role for the Redskins, but Daniels could end up serving as a change-of-pace option if Marshall proves ill equipped for those duties.
News: Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Long will require season-ending surgery to repair a quadriceps tendon and will be placed on injured reserve.
Impact: Long had previously sat out Sunday's loss to the Saints while contending with soreness in both of his knees, but the center's quad injury was apparently a more serious issue. Making matters worse for the Redskins, Long's replacement in the starting lineup, Chase Roullier, injured his hand in the contest, leaving his status in peril for the Week 12 matchup with the Giants. Since Long wasn't due to return for that contest, he'll be shut down for good, allowing the Redskins to sign a healthy center in Demetrius Rhaney, according to John Keim of ESPN.com.