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Injury Updates: Kai Forbath Kicks Field Goal In Practice

The kicker, who will be considered questionable to play on Sunday against the Raiders, attempted a field goal in practice for the first time in almost two weeks on Friday.

BY ZAC BOYER

ASHBURN – Kai Forbath attempted a field goal for the first time in nearly two weeks on Friday when he did so during the Redskins’ practice, Mike Shanahan said afterward.

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Forbath, held out of practice since Sept. 12 with a strained right groin, attempted a 48-yarder.

“He didn’t try anything further than that,” Shanahan said. “Tomorrow, we’ll try a little bit more to see if there’s any tug in that area. If not, he should be ready to go. If he feels he can kick off and take a full stride, he’ll play.”

Shanahan said Forbath, who will be listed as questionable on the injury report, will go through another workout at the O.co Coliseum on Saturday to see if he’s healthy enough to face the Raiders on Sunday.

It’s possible that Forbath will handle placekicking opportunities, while John Potter, signed to replace Forbath each of the last two weeks, could kick off.

Tight end Jordan Reed, who has a bruised right quadriceps, was limited in practice on Friday after being held out the last two days. He said he “ran some routes, caught some balls and things like that” in practice.

“It’s real aggravating, man,” said Reed, a rookie who’s third on the team with 13 catches for 106 yards. “It’s a real aggravating injury. You’ve just got to keep working through it, though. You’ve just got to keep working through.”

Also limited in practice on Friday were tight end Fred Davis and outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins, each of whom have been battling sprained ankles and will be considered questionable for Sunday.

Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (sprained left knee), strong safety Brandon Meriweather (unspecified shoulder injury) and receiver Leonard Hankerson (strained hamstring) all will be considered probable.

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