Martrell Spaight's season is officially over after the Redskins placed the rookie inside linebacker on injured reserved.
The Redskins announced the move Tuesday, two days after the fifth-round pick out Arkansas sat out Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams with a concussion.
“Well, we’re disappointed but we mainly want to make sure he gets healthy," coach Jay Gruden said. "He plays a very tough position – linebacker, obviously – and we want to make sure he is fully recovered. With these things you just never know how long. I think we’re doing the right thing in that regard as far as letting him sit out this year. He’ll be ready to go for offseason program.”
Washington promoted ILB Terrance Plummer last week to replace Spaight. He remains on the roster and might be one of three healthy inside linebackers available for Thursday's road game against the New York Giants. Starter Perry Riley left Sunday's win with a calf injury. Seen limping in the Redskins locker room Monday, Riley did participate in Monday or Tuesday's workouts.
The Redskins currently have eight linebackers on the active roster. OLB Houston Bates is the only linebacker on the practice squad.
- Both teams announced their injury report Tuesday
Biggest concerns for the Redskins on the short week include CB Justin Rogers (foot) and OT Tom Compton (calf).
On the Giants end...