Redskins defensive lineman Jason Hatcher is sidelined with a knee injury and will miss this week's veteran minicamp in Ashburn, Coach Jay Gruden said.
Gruden said he expected the pass rush specialist to have an MRI exam on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury. Hatcher watched practice from the sideline but did not speak to reporters afterward.
“We’re going to continue to look at his knee and see how he’s doing and make sure we’re taking the proper precautions and get him ready for training camp,” Gruden said. “I don’t know when he tweaked it. He just said he had a little bit of pain and a little bit of swelling. So we’re just going to make sure we do the proper procedures as far as getting him checked out—an MRI, an X-Ray.”
Hatcher signed a four-year $27.5 million contract in March to bolster a Redskins’ pass rush that struggled to put consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks last season.
Gruden said he isn’t overly concerned that injury is serious.
“There’s no concern,” he said. “We’re going to get him checked out and we’ll go from there. But I feel like he’ll be ready for training camp and that’s the big thing.”
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