Eagles at Redskins NFL Week One Inactives

The Eagles have declared CB Rasul Douglas, WR Shelton Gibson, CB Dexter McDougle, DE Steven Means, RB Donnel Pumphrey, DT Elijah Qualls, OG Chance Warmack inactive for Week 1.

Redskins inactives

G Tyler Catalina
OL T.J. Clemmings
RB Mack Brown
TE Jeremy Sprinkle
DE Anthony Lanier
CB Josh Holsey
ILB Josh Harvey-Clemons

Redskins Lose NT Phil Taylor for the Season with Quad Tear

The Redskins defense suffered a blow Monday, when the team learned that nose tackle Phil Taylor will miss the season after tearing his left quadrceps in Sunday’s third preseason game, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

The injury will require surgery to repair.

A first-round pick out of Baylor in 2011, the 6-foot-3, 343-pound Taylor hadn’t played a game since 2014. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns. But he missed much of the 2014 season with a right knee injury that required surgery. After setbacks in 2015 and 2016, Taylor signed with Washington on a non-guaranteed deal this past winter.

Taylor injured himself on the second defensive play of the game and did not return. He left FedEx Field with his quad heavily wrappe

d.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed Makes His On-Field Debut

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed made his on-field debut Wednesday after missing almost the first month of practices with a toe injury, the Associated Press reports.

Reed missed the team’s first two preseason games and was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Sunday.

Reed was examined by a foot specialist Aug. 1 and recently started using wider shoes and orthotics to help alleviate the soreness in the big toe on his left foot. Last week he said it felt better when running routes and walking around and doesn’t expect the injury to affect him during the season.

Video: Expectations for the Washington Redskins in 2017

Nick Kostos, Brady Quinn, and D.J. Williams break down their expectations for the Washington Redskins.

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Says He’s At Peace with Contract Status

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Having let the July 17 deadline pass without signing a long-term deal, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t worried about what might happen, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Not worried about a career-altering injury that scuttles his free-agent prospects. Not worried about having a down year. Not worried about the other big names that might join him on next spring’s free-agent quarterback market.

Cousins said his decision not to sign a long-term deal with Washington came down to one basic thing: He didn’t feel right about signing.

“I didn’t feel at peace with signing a long-term deal at this juncture,” Cousins said after the team’s morning walk-through at training camp here Sunday. “I think the freedom that it allows on the other side of this season makes more sense. In the league, there’s so much change, so much turnover year after year, I think it makes a lot of sense to re-evaluate where we’re at, where the league’s at at the end of this season.”

Assuming health and continued success, Cousins could find himself hitting the open market as a healthy franchise quarterback in his prime — something that hasn’t been seen in the salary-cap era. In a quarterback-starved league with many teams desperate for help at the position and former Washington offensive coordinators Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay now head coaches in San Francisco and Los Angeles, this could lead to a monster, market-altering deal. Cousins could set major benchmarks, possibly including an average salary in excess of $30 million per year and $70 million or more in guarantees. He has clearly thought about this.

“A lot of it goes back to, these contracts are not baseball contracts; they’re not basketball contracts,” Cousins said. “As a result, you’re not really signing a five-year deal, you’re not really signing a six-year deal. You’re signing a two-year deal, and then there is an obligation for several years after that. And that just didn’t sit well with me, and I’m better off, if those are my options, I’m better off signing a one-year deal and then having freedom.”

Redskins RB Keith Marshall to Miss Second Straight Year Due to Injury

Redskins running back Keith Marshall tore his right patellar tendon in Saturday night’s practice and will miss the entire 2017 season according to John Keim of ESPN.com.

It is just the latest setback for the 23-year-old Marshall, who missed his rookie season in 2016 with an elbow injury. Originally a seventh-round draft pick out of Georgia, Marshall has a ton of talent but has been plagued with a host of injuries dating back to college. His next NFL carry will also be his first one and time is running out for him to establish himself as a pro.

. With Marshall on the shelf, Washington’s backfield will consist of Rob Kelley, fourth-round rookie Samaje Perine, pass-catcher Chris Thompson, and perhaps preseason phenom Mack Brown. Last year’s Week 1 starter Matt Jones is waiting to be released.

Redskins Start Training Camp with TE Jordan Reed on the PUP List

USA Today Sports

The Redskins announced they will open camp without their top offensive weapon, as tight end Jordan Reed was placed on the physically unable to perform list, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

A team spokesman said Reed was suffering from a sprained toe. Keeping him out of practice was believed to be a precautionary move, said a person with knowledge of the situation.

Reed, who missed time late in the season with a joint separation of his left shoulder, spent the offseason training primarily in Miami but did take part in the mandatory minicamp in June. He practiced without limitation.

Reed last season earned Pro Bowl honors after recording 66 catches for 687 yards and six touchdowns. In 2015 he had 87 catches for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns.

While the regular season PUP list requires a player to miss six weeks before returning to practice, during training camp he can return to the field as soon as the medical staff clears him.

Redskins Safety DeAngelo Hall and LB Houston Bates to Start Camp on the PUP List

Redskins.com

The Redskins are going to be a little shorthanded when camp starts on Thursday, as two of their defensive players will be on the sideline on the PUP list.

Those two players are safety DeAngelo Hall and linebacker Houston Bates, two players coming off torn ACLs.

ESPN first reported about the two players going on the PUP list, and there could be more as the team will hold its team physicals on Wednesday.

Players on the PUP list can attend team meetings but can not participate in practice.