Washington Redskins Player News: All Positions

News: Martin (chest) was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Martin didn't practice again this week and will be sidelined for the third straight game.
News: Harvey-Clemons (hamstring) was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Harvey-Clemons didn't practice again this week and will miss his fourth consecutive game. The 25-year-old has yet to play a defensive snap this season so the Redskins' defense shouldn't notice his absence.
News: Everett (ankle) was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Interim coach Bill Callahan said Oct. 14 that Everett was expected to be out a couple weeks, so his absence against the Vikings isn't surprising. Jeremy Reaves should serve as a reserve safety in his place.
News: Nicholson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Nicholson was unable to practice all week after suffering an ankle injury in this past Sunday's loss to the 49ers, so he appears to be a less-favorable questionable. Nicholson is an every-down player when he's healthy, so both Troy Apke figures to start at free safety if he's ruled inactive 90 minutes before Thursday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff.
News: Norman (thigh/hand) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: This looks like an optimistic designation considering Norman hasn't practiced in two weeks. If he's indeed ruled out, Fabian Moreau and Jimmy Moreland both are expected to see hefty increases in their respective snap counts.
News: Sims (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Sims was able to practice in a limited fashion Tuesday and Wednesday, but he's still in danger of missing the first game of his career. The Kansas University product has only been targeted nine times in seven games, and Kelvin Harmon figures to bump into the No. 4 wideout role if Sims can't go.
News: Thompson will serve as Washington's primary backup running back Week 8 with Chris Thompson (toe) ruled out, Zach Selby of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Interim coach Bill Callahan said Monday that Smallwood "played really well" versus the 49ers in Week 7, he and praised the 2016 fifth-round pick's performance in the passing game. Smallwood accumulated a team-high 41 scrimmage yards during the loss. With Adrian Peterson (ankle) listed as questionable for Thursday's contest against the Vikings, it's possible that Thompson could be called upon to slot into the starting role rather than serving as only a change-of-pace complement.
News: Davis (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest in Minnesota.
Impact: For the third straight week, Davis was listed as a limited participant on every Redskins injury report. And for the fourth consecutive game, he won't be available to the offense. In Davis' stead, Jeremy Sprinkle will continue to start at tight end, with Hale Hentges playing a complementary role.
News: Thompson (toe) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Minnesota.
Impact: Thompson is logging a second absence in a row due to what was initially termed as a "mild" case of turf toe. With Adrian Peterson (ankle) questionable to suit up for this outing, the backfield is in some flux on a short week. Wendell Smallwood and Craig Reynolds are the other available running backs on the Redskins' 53-man roster.
News: Peterson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Minnesota.
Impact: In the wake of Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Peterson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 high-ankle sprain and Grade 2 low-ankle sprain. Despite managing only one limited practice this week, he's expressed his intention to suit up in his old stomping grounds, but his availability may come down to a pregame workout. The Redskins will release their list of inactives approximately 90 minutes before the 8:20 p.m. EDT kickoff.
News: Sims (toe) logged limited practice during Tuesday's session.
Impact: Sims was estimated to be a non-participant for Monday's session but, as evidenced by this news, seems to be progressing nicely from injury. The 22-year-old is coming off three receptions for five yards last week and still has a chance to suit up in Thursday's clash against Minnesota. If he can't go, Wendell Smallwood would likely take over kick return duties, and Kelvin Harmon would bump up the depth chart at receiver.
News: Davis (concussion) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Impact: The tight end hasn't progressed beyond limited activity in practices since he was diagnosed with a concussion coming out of the Week 4 loss to the Giants. Per Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington, Davis' inability to log full participation Tuesday likely renders him ineligible to play in the Redskins' Thursday night game in Minnesota this week, though he may not be officially ruled out until a day before the contest. In any case, Jeremy Sprinkle is on track for another start at tight end in Davis' stead.
News: Peterson (ankle) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.
Impact: Despite sitting out the practice session while managing a Grade 1 high-ankle and Grade 2 low-ankle sprain, Peterson said afterward that he intends to play Thursday against the Vikings, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. The Redskins should provide a better indication of which direction Peterson is trending in following Wednesday's practice. Even if he reports improvement, Peterson still seems likely to carry a questionable designation into the Week 8 contest.