Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Alfred Morris, Jordan Reed full-go
By John Keim
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins are getting closer to being a healthy team, at least when it comes to their starters.
Running back Alfred Morris (bruised ribs) and tight end Jordan Reed (quad contusion) practiced in full Wednesday and, barring a setback, will play Sunday at Dallas. Tight end Logan Paulsen (sprained left knee) was limited but said earlier in the week that he's cautiously optimistic about returning.
Backup nose tackle Chris Neild (calf) did not practice and reserve linebacker Brandon Jenkins (ankle) was limited.
Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Rob Jackson, both of whom missed the first four games because of NFL-mandated drug suspensions, practiced. However, coach Mike Shanahan said he's not yet sure what role they'll have Sunday. Eventually, Jenkins is expected to return to the starting lineup at left end; Jackson will be a backup to outside linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo.
For Dallas, running back Lance Dunbar (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin) and defensive end Edgar Jones (groin) did not practice. Receiver Dwayne Harris (hip) and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck) were limited.