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Evan Royster Considered Questionable To Play Against Falcons

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Head coach Mike Shanahan said Friday that running back Evan Royster, who sprained the PCL in his right knee in the Washington Redskins’ loss to Cincinnati two weeks ago, is questionable to play against Atlanta on Sunday.


Royster played against Tampa Bay last week and had two carries for four yards and caught three passes for 15 yards. If he can’t play, Ryan Grant, signed last week but inactive against the Buccaneers, would serve as Alfred Morris’ backup.

Cornerback Cedric Griffin and strong safety Brandon Meriweather are the only two players ruled out for Sunday. Griffin injured a hamstring against Cincinnati and also sat out last week at Tampa Bay.

Meriweather aggravated two sprained ligaments in his left knee during a pregame collision with receiver Aldrick Robinson a week ago, and Shanahan said earlier in the week he would not face the Falcons.

Robinson and fellow receivers Pierre Garçon (right foot) and Brandon Banks (hip) will be listed as probable on the injury report, as will left tackle Trent Williams (right knee) and cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who missed Friday’s practice with the flu.

Robinson, who sustained a concussion in the collision and returned to practice on Thursday, said the whole situation was strange.

“When I watched the game in the locker room I felt normal, and the next day when I woke up I didn’t have any symptoms,” Robinson said. “It’s definitely bizarre. A little scary, man.”