If indeed the Redskins running game would benefit from more touches or only one or two backs, this is the wek now that reports have rookie Matt Jones expected to miss Sunday's game at the New York Jets.
Jones showed up on the injury report this week with a toe injury. The official inactive list won't be released until 90 minutes before kickoff, but several outlets reported he won't play.
Washington previously ruled six starters out: Left tackle Trent Williams (concussion), center Kory Lichtensteiger (finger, shoulder), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring), tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) and cornerbacks Chris Culliver (knee) and DeAngelo Hall (toe).
That leaves Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson to carry the load. However, the Redskins will also be without Williams and center Lichtensteiger. Along with guard Shawn Lauvao (season-ending ankle surgery), that means 3/5 of Washington's projected starting offensive line is out.
Coupled with facing a Jets defense that ranks No. 1 in the league, Thompon likely pick up the most work as a pass catcher and shifty runner who can make plays on the perimeter. He received the most snaps in Week 5 at Atlanta.
With seven players inactive, quarterback Robert Griffin III will be active for the first time this year by default.