Tyler Polumbus Returns To Practice; Availability For Sunday Undetermined
ASHBURN – Whether Tyler Polumbus starts at right tackle for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against Dallas will be determined this weekend when the coaching staff evaluates whether he has shown enough progress in returning from a concussion.
Polumbus, who left the Redskins’ victory at Cleveland on Dec. 16 with the concussion, did not play Dec. 23 at Philadelphia and was replaced by Maurice Hurt. He did not practice Wednesday, went through a walkthrough with the team on Thursday and then took a limited number of repetitions on Friday.
“We don’t want him to have all the reps, just in case there is a setback,” head coach Mike Shanahan said. “We kind of switched the reps.”
Shanahan was pleased with the way Hurt played against the Eagles, especially because it was his first extended time playing offensive tackle since he was a senior at Florida in 2010. Hurt finished the Browns game at left guard, where he started eight games in 2011.
“Last week we were just going through the protocols and seeing where I was at,” Polumbus said. “I was trying to get out there on the field but it wasn’t ready yet.”
Both Polumbus and safety DeJon Gomes, who has a sprained MCL in his left knee, will be listed as questionable on the injury report later in the day, Shanahan said. London Fletcher, who has been limited at practice off and on since spraining his left ankle in the first game against Philadelphia on Nov. 18, also figures to be listed as questionable but should play.