Friday, September 27, 2013
TEs Reed, Davis listed as questionable
By John Keim
ASHBURN, Va. -- Two of the Washington Redskins' four tight ends are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at the Oakland Raiders.
Tight ends Fred Davis and Jordan Reed are questionable along with place kicker Kai Forbath (groin), cornerback Jerome Murphy (death in family) and linebacker Brandon Jenkins (right ankle).
Forbath kicked in practice Friday and made a 48-yard field goal. But Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said they will work out Forbath again in Oakland on Saturday.
“We’ll try a little bit more [Saturday] to see if he has tug in that area, if not he should be ready to go,” Shanahan said. “If he feels he can kick off and take a full stride he’ll play.”
Reed and Davis were limited in practice. Reed, who has a quad bruise, has looked more hobbled this week than Davis. Though Reed said he ran routes and caught some passes, “I still have a little bit of work to go.” Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul would take the snaps at tight end if both those players can't go. Minus Reed and Davis, the Redskins would not have an athletic pass-catcher. Paulsen has reliable hands and is a solid blocker. Paul hasn't proven to be a threat at tight end since converting there during the 2012 offseason.
Receiver Leonard Hankerson (hamstring), linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (knee) and safety Brandon Meriweather (concussion/knee) are probable.