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Tyler Polumbus Inactive For Redskins; Maurice Hurt To Start At Right Tackle
PHILADELPHIA – Tyler Polumbus, who left the Washington Redskins’ victory at Cleveland a week ago with a concussion, is inactive and will not play Sunday at Philadelphia.
Polumbus was replaced by Jordan Black, who is unable to play against the Eagles because of a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Polumbus, limited in practice on Friday, went through a walkthrough on Wednesday and did not practice at all on Thursday as he went through the league’s protocol for concussion testing.
Without Polumbus at right tackle, the Redskins will turn to Maurice Hurt, who made eight starts at left guard last season. The 6-foot-3, 329-pound Hurt, in his second season, started four games at right tackle during his senior season at Florida in 2010.
Rookie guard Josh LeRibeus and tackle Tom Compton is active, while guard Adam Gettis is not. The change in the Redskins’ starting offensive line is its first all season.
Quarterback Rex Grossman, who served as Kirk Cousins’ backup last week with Robert Griffin III injured, returns to his role as the third quarterback and is inactive. Also inactive are receivers Brandon Banks and Dezmon Briscoe and linebackers Roddrick Muckelroy and Vic So’oto.