Redskins Injury Report: Trouble on the offense for the Skins

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The Washington Redskins got some good news under center, but there was plenty of bad news on the injury front around the offense ahead of a crucial Week 4 matchup vs. the New York Giants. 

The quarterback injury issues seemed to have settled down with Case Keenum looking healthy enough to play after he was held out of practice Wednesday due to a foot injury. Colt McCoy was a full participant in practice for the first time this season on his way back from a broken leg in Dec. 2018. However, McCoy will likely be inactive for a fourth-straight week, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday. Rookie Dwayne Haskins will hang on to the No. 2 job. 
While the QB question has grabbed a lot of attention, the big issue for the Redskins is on the offensive line. Center Chase Roullier (knee) was ruled out Friday by Gruden. Right guard Brandon Scherff (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and is listed as questionable. 
And there was even more bad news for the Redskins offense: Wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who has been one of the lone bright spots for the Skins offense, was a surprise addition to the injury report Thursday when he was limited in practice due to a hamstring issue and did not partake in practice Friday. His participation for Sunday remains up in the air and is listed as questionable.
"Terry and Brandon both (will) probably come down to an hour before the game, see how they're doing," Gruden said. 

Not practicing on Friday: Terry McLaurin, Brandon Scherff, Jordan Reed and Chase Roullier.That’s not a good sign for Sunday for any of them.

— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 27, 2019

The Redskins will likely turn to veteran center Tony Bergstrom to replace Roullier in the starting lineup. Rookies Wes Martin and Ross Pierschbacher will be active for the first time of the season to spell Roullier and possibly Scherff, Gruden announced. 

Tight end Jordan Reed also did not practice this week and will be due to a concussion he suffered during the preseason.

Correction on this: McCoy isn't listed.Gruden said it's likely he still is the odd man out this weekend and they'll give him another week, but that's a major thing moving forward. Especially if Keenum struggles. https://t.co/I96Nvb0DCv

— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 27, 2019

On the defensive side of the ball, there was some good news, linebacker Cassanova Mckinzy (hip) and cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee) were both full participants in Thursday's session and look to be on track to return to the lineup after missing the Monday night game against the Bears.

The Redskins caught a big break as the Giants will be without running back Saquon Barkley after he sustained an ankle injury in Week 3. New York announced Friday they will also be without linebackers Tae Davis (concussion) and Alec Ogletree (hamstring).

Defensive lineman Olsen Pierre (knee) and outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter (elbow) were full participants on Friday after missing time earlier in the week and are expected to be healthy enough to play. Wide receivers Bennie Fowler (hamstring) and Cody Latimer (concussion) were able to practice throughout the week as well.

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