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Despite Hamstring Injury, Perry Riley Active, Will Play Against Panthers

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

LANDOVER, Md. – Perry Riley is active and will play Sunday for the Washington Redskins against Carolina despite straining his left hamstring in the fourth quarter in a loss at Pittsburgh a week ago.


Riley, officially listed as questionable on the weekly injury report, was limited in practice all week. He said Friday that he was limited only as a precautionary measure and expected to be able to start and play the whole game Sunday despite the injury.

Receiver Pierre Garçon and strong safety Brandon Meriweather, both injured, were ruled out on Friday. The other players inactive for the Redskins against the Panthers will be quarterback Rex Grossman, cornerback Richard Crawford, right guard Adam Gettis, left guard Maurice Hurt and defensive end Doug Worthington.

Hurt has not played a snap on offense but has been a part of the Redskins’ field goal protection team. Rookie Josh LeRibeus will be active for just the second time this season, though he did not play when he was in uniform against Tampa Bay.

The Panthers will be without receiver Brandon LaFell, who sustained a concussion in their game against Chicago last week. Defensive ends Antwan Applewhite and Thomas Keiser will also not play because of injury, while quarterback Jimmy Clausen, receiver Joe Adams, cornerback Ron Parker and strong safety D.J. Campbell are healthy but will be inactive.