The latest from Redskins Park following the first day of practice heading into the Week 2 home matchup with the St. Louis Rams. More on ,many of these topics before Sunday's matchup with the St. Louis Rams.
* Add a few more names to the injury report. Nose tackle Terrance Knighton sat out practice with sore ribs, coach Jay Gruden said. In addition, linebacker Martrell Spaight (concussion) and cornerback Justin Rogers (foot) did not participate. Same for wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who could miss a month with a hamstring injury suffered in Sundays 17-10 loss to the Dolphins.
* Trenton Robinson will replace Duke Ihenacho as the starting strong safety. Gruden indicated the decision was more aboout Robinson's play than on Jeron Johnson, who was battling Ihenacho for the starting job during the offseason. Robinson registered eight tackles against the Rams
* Gruden confirmed the primary reason for changing kickers involved distance on kickoffs. Kai Forbath is one of the most accurate field goal kickers in NFL history, but his prowess did not extend to what the coaching staff desired most at this point with a special teams unit ravaged by injuries. "It would be nice to kick the ball through the end zone at a reasonable rate," Gruden said. Enter Dustin Hopkins.
* Colt McCoy remains the primary backup quarterback behind Kirk Cousins. Speaking of RG3...