Richmond — It's not unusual for NFL teams to keep players off the field for preseason games. That's what will happen for several key contributors in the Washington Redskins' preseason opener Thursday in Cleveland.
Here's the current list of those out due to injury, according to coach Jay Gruden: WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), TE Logan Paulsen (toe), CB Bashaud Breeland, (knee), LB Trevardo Williams (hamstring), LB Will Compton (groin) and CB David Amerson (shoulder).
Paulsen's injury is the most troubling. Gruden said the tight end visited foot specialist Dr. James Anderson in North Carolina to have his toe injury diagnosed.
Now, those are just the players Gruden mentioned, but there are other walking wounded in camp. That group includes S Jeron Johnson (hamstring), CB DeAngelo Hall (groin), TE Niles Paul (shoulder), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) and RB Matt Jones (knee).
Paul returned to practice Tuesday after leaving early the previous day. Gruden said Reed is "fighting through some hamstring soreness but he will be day-to-day."
Rookie guard Brandon Scherff (ankle) also practiced Tuesday.