Redskins RB Matt Jones Sits Out of Practice

Matt Jones

Redskins running back Matt Jones was held out of practice Wednesday with a knee injury, the Associated Press reports.

Coach Jay Gruden says Jones reported soreness while moving laterally and pain when cutting. It’s unclear how the injury will affect Jones’ availability for the Redskins’ game Sunday against the Bengals in London.

If Jones is unable to play, Gruden considers undrafted rookie Robert Kelley his best option to start with Chris Thompson continuing his role as the third-down back. Jones declined comment.

Redskins Win Streak Snapped; Fall Late to Lions 20-17

Washington Redskins v Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford
threw a go-ahead, 18-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin with 16 seconds left to lift the Lions to a 20-17 win over the Redskins on Sunday.

The Lions (4-3) extended their winning streak to three games.

The Redskins (4-3) had won four straight.

Stafford, who set up game-winning kicks in the previous two games, led his team to another win in the 100th game of his career. He was 18 of 29 for 266 yards, one TD and no turnovers.

Kirk Cousins scored a go-ahead TD on a 19-yard run with 1:05 left.

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Redskins at Lions NFL Week Seven Inactives

Redskins: TE Jordan Reed, QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Rashad Ross, CB Dashaun Phillips, S Josh Harris, OL Vinston Painter, DE Anthony Lanier

Lions: RB Dwayne Washington, NT Haloti Ngata, CB Adarius Barnes, TE Eric Ebron, LB DeAndre Levy, OT Corey Robinson

Redskins at Lions NFL Week Seven Capsule

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-2) AT DETROIT LIONS (3-3)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  REDSKINS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 27-13  
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Jay Gruden: 0-0 Jim Caldwell: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 27-20 vs. Philadelphia W 31-28 vs. Los Angeles
LAST GAME 9/22/13: Lions 27 at Redskins 20. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 385 yards & 2 TDs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 7 receptions for 115 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/31/10: Lions 37, Redskins 25. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 212 yards & 4 TDs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 9 receptions for 101 yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Was), 135 (Det). XM: 387 (Was), 231 (Det).

STATS

PASSING Kirk Cousins: 147-226-1695-9-6-89.7 Matthew Stafford: 146-212-1648-14 (T3L)-4-106.0 (3L)
RUSHING Matt Jones: 89-433-4.9-3 Theo Riddick: 50-171-3.4-1
RECEIVING Jordan Reed (TE): 33-316-9.6-2 Marvin Jones: 29-529-18.2-4
OFFENSE 387.2 349.3
TAKE/GIVE +1 -1
DEFENSE 366.5 379.7
SACKS Trent Murphy: 5 Kerry Hyder: 5
INTs 4 tied: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Tress Way: 44.6 Sam Martin: 50.2 (3L)
KICKING Dustin Hopkins: 58 (2L) (13/14 PAT; 15/16 FG) Matt Prater: 42 (15/16 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 263 yards & 2 TDs in Week 6. Has 100+ rating in 4 of past 5 on road…RB MATT JONES rushed for 135 yards & TD last week…WR JAMISON CROWDER had TD catch in Week 6. Has 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 PR) in past 5. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 8 receptions for 73 yards in last meeting. WR DE SEAN JACKSON has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Det. TE VERNON DAVIS had rec. TD last week, 1st TD with Was. Had 2 TD catches in last game vs. Det. (9/16/12 with SF)…DE RICKY JEAN FRANCOIS had sack last week. DE ZIGGY HOOD had sack in last meeting (11/17/13 with Pit.). LB WILL COMPTON leads team with 50 tackles. Has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 7. LB RYAN KERRIGAN had 2 sacks in Week 6. Has 4.5 sacks & FF in past 6. LB TRENT MURPHY has 5 sacks in past 5. S WILL BLACKMON had sack last week…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 270 yards & 4 TDs in Week 6, his 10th career game with 4+ TDs, 4th-youngest (28 years, 252 days) to reach mark. Aims for 3rd in row with 130+ rating. Has 100+ rating in 7 of past 9 at home… Since 2015, RB THEO RIDDICK leads NFL RBs in receptions (106) and rec. yards (887) with 6 TD catches…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 8 rec. TDs in past 5 vs. Was. Had TD catch last week. WR GOLDEN TATE had 8 receptions for 165 yards & TD in Week 6. Had TD catch in only career meeting (11/27/11 with Sea.). WR MARVIN JONES has 4 TDs in past 4. WR ANDRE ROBERTS had rec. TD last week…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH had 2 saks & FF in last meeting. Has 7.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 8 at home. DE DEVIN TAYLOR had sack & FF last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 6. Leads team with 55 tackles. S RAFAEL BUSH had INT in Week 6. S GLOVER QUIN aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with 6+ tackles.

Redskins Run Over Eagles 27-20 for Fourth Straight Win

Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and the Redskins ran roughshod over one of the NFL’s top defenses in a 27-20 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

The three-headed running attack of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson combined for 231 yards and a touchdown as the Redskins (4-2) won their fourth consecutive game.

After starting the season 0-2, Washington has its best record through six games since 2008.

The Redskins put up 493 offensive yards against the Eagles (3-2), who came in allowing an average of 266.8 yards and 12.6 points as the league’s second-best defense. Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Cousins and returned it 64 yards for a touchdown, but Philadelphia struggled to stop Washington for most of the day.

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Eagles at Redskins NFL Week Six Inactives

Eagles: DB Leodis, McElvin, OL Josh Andrews, WR Bryce Treggs, OL Isaac Seumalo, DE Steven Means, OL Dillon Gordon, and CB C.J. Smith

Redskins: QB Nate Sudfeld, TE Jordan Reed, LB Su’a Cravens, CB Dashaun Phillips, OL Vinston Painter, DL Anthony Lanier, WR Josh Doctson

Redskins TE Jordan Reed Misses Practice Again; Questionable for Sunday

Jordan Reed

After tight end Jordan Reed missed his third straight practice Friday because of a concussion, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said he’s listed as questionable to play, Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports.

The Redskins are holding out hope, but it’s difficult to be optimistic about Reed’s status for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

Reed is still in the concussion protocol, and Gruden said he will visit the doctors Friday afternoon. The Redskins hope to have a better idea about his health this evening.

“That’s up to [the doctors] really,” Gruden said. “If they say he’s okay, he’s okay. If Jordan feels okay, then he’ll be fine. But we wait and see, A, how Jordan is feeling and then, B, what the doctors say. Actually, the doctors are first, Jordan’s second.”

NFL Fines Redskins WR DeSean Jackson for ‘Caution’ Cleats Worn During Browns Game

DeSean Jackson

Redskins wide out DeSean Jackson has been hit with a fine by the NFL for his ‘caution’ cleats he wore during the game two weeks back at home against the Cleveland Browns.

He had initially planned to wear the cleats only during pregame but opted to keep them on all game. The fine for a violation is $6,076. Jackson wore the NFL-approved pink cleats against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Jackson said he didn’t appeal the fine. He said he wore the cleats to bring attention to not only police brutality but also violence within communities.

The NFL is cracking down more and more on the cleats players wear, as Sunday during the Steelers-Jets game officials made Steelers wide out Antonio Brown take off his shoes which paid honor to Mummahad Ali, or they threatened to throw him out of the game.