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Trent Williams, London Fletcher Each Active For Redskins Against Giants
LANDOVER, Md. – Left tackle Trent Williams and linebacker London Fletcher are each active for the Washington Redskins on Monday despite injuries that kept them out of practice for much of the week leading up to the game against the New York Giants.
Both players have been hampered by sprained left ankles, though Williams bruised his left thigh early in the Redskins’ victory at Dallas on Thanksgiving when left guard Kory Lichtensteiger fell on him.
Fletcher is on track to play in his 236th consecutive game, as he has appeared in every game he’s played since debuting with St. Louis in the opener in 1998. His streak is tied with that of Tampa Bay safety Ronde Barber for the longest in the NFL.
Linebacker Brian Kehl, who was claimed off waivers from Kansas City last week, is active and will play primarily on special teams. Roddrick Muckelroy, signed to replace injured inside linebacker Keenan Robinson, is inactive.
The Redskins also designated quarterback Rex Grossman, receiver Dezmon Briscoe, guards Adam Gettis and Josh LeRibeus, cornerback Richard Crawford and defensive end Doug Worthington as inactive. All players are healthy.
New York previously announced tight end Travis Beckum will not play because of inflammation in his surgically repaired right knee, while linebacker Jacquian Williams and receiver Domenik Hixon are also inactive because of injury.
Former Redskins running back Ryan Torain, signed last week, will also be inactive, as will defensive end Adewale Ojomo, defensive tackle Marvin Austin and tight end Adrien Robinson.
Strong safety Kenny Phillips, considered doubtful with a knee injury, and defensive end Osi Umenyiora are both active for the Giants.