Injury Updates: Logan Paulsen Will Be Game-Time Decision
The tight end, recovering after spraining the MCL in his left knee two weeks ago against the Raiders, will work out pregame to determine if he can play on Sunday.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Tight end Logan Paulsen is considered questionable to play against the Cowboys on Sunday because of a sprained left knee.
Paulsen sustained a Grade 2 sprain of the MCL in the knee on the second-to-last play of the Redskins’ 24-14 victory over the Raiders on Sept. 29. He was limited in practice all week and will go through a workout Sunday night to determine whether he’s healthy enough to play.
If he can’t play, two of the Redskins’ other tight ends, each of whom is coming off of injury, should see an increased role. Fred Davis, listed on the injury report as probable after recovering from a sprained right ankle, expects to once again handle a normal workload after sitting out Sept. 22 against the Lions and playing only five snaps against the Raiders.
“It’s still a little sore, but you know, I think some of that’s just nagging,” Davis said. “I feel good, though.”
Jordan Reed, a rookie, also said he’ll be back on the field against the Cowboys after missing the game against the Raiders because of a bruised right quadriceps.
Outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins, who also sprained his right ankle, was listed as questionable after also being limited in practice on Friday and will also need to go through a pregame workout to determine whether he’s ready to play.
Nose tackle Chris Neild is doubtful for Sunday because of a strained right calf, while running back Alfred Morris (bruised ribs) is probable and kicker Kai Forbath will make his return after missing three games with a strained right groin.
Given Jenkins’ and Neild’s injuries, it’s likely outside linebacker Rob Jackson and defensive end Jarvis Jenkins will make their debuts on Sunday. The two players were suspended the first four games of the season for violations of the league’s drug policy.
“That’s a question mark right now,” Mike Shanahan said. “Same thing we’ve talked about – we’ll take a look at their body of work and talk about that and make a decision before the game.”