The Redskins are expected to decide today whether to elevate offensive lineman Maurice Hurt to the active roster.
Hurt had arthroscopic knee surgery in May and spent the offseason and first two months of the regular season rehabbing while on the physically unable to perform list. The 26-year-old returned to practice on Nov. 13, opening a 21-day window for the team to evaluate his progress.
On Monday, Coach Mike Shanahan said the Redskins will make a decision today. The options are to active Hurt, place him on season-ending injure reserve or release him.
Asked which way the team was leaning, Coach Mike Shanahan wouldn’t comment other than to say a decision would be made "on Tuesday."
Hurt, a seventh round draft pick in 2011, can play guard and tackle but said recently he’s been seeing the majority of his work in practice at tackle. He has started nine games in his career—eight at guard in 2011 and one at right tackle last season when he replaced an injured Tyler Polumbus in Week 16.
If Hurt is activated, the Redskins will have to release another player to create a spot on the 53-man roster.