Here is my reading of the tea leaves on the injury outlook for this weeks game against the Bucs.Trent Williams(knee, out of practice on Wednesday)Id be very surprised if he plays. He did not practice on Wednesday and it looks like a week of rehab is in the offing. Redskins fans (and RG3) need to brace themselves for four quarters of Jordan Black. He should be better after getting a week of practice but hes still no Trent Williams and there is no question that the Bucs will test him early and often. It seems likely that Maurice Hurt will become the backup tackle and that Josh LeRibeus will be active and back up the interior line.Pierre Garon(limited)Id be very surprised if he doesnt play. He said yesterday that theres a lot of progress towards the injury getting healed. There will still be some sandbagging going on but it is hard to believe that this injury will keep him out for a third full game.Cedric Griffin(hamstring, out)There seems to be very little chance that his hamstring will be well enough for him to play. The Redskins have tended to be cautious with hamstrings and Griffin likely will sit. That will press rookie Richard Crawford into duty as the nickel corner and means that David Jones, just signed back to the roster after the team released him during the final cuts, will be active on Sunday.Brandon Meriweather(knee, limited)Flip a coin. This was projected to be a two-to-four-week injury and this would be the fourth game. That he was limited is a good sign but he was limited last week, too.Evan Royster(knee, limited)He said hes optimistic about being able to play but players usually are. Alfred Morris is healthy and if they think that Ryan Grant would be able to carry the load if needed, I think theyll sit Royster.
Injury outlook: Don't count on Trent
September 27, 2012, 2:57 pm