Redskins coach Jay Gruden met with the media Wednesday ahead of Sunday's game against New Orleans. The highlights:
Gruden noted nose tackle Terrance Knighton, a full participant in practice, said he was pain-free from the migraine headaches that kept him out of the 27-10 loss at New England.
(The above video was recorded last week, but called for changes at linebacker, including Will Compton playing more over Perry Riley, who continues to struggle in the passing game. Our Chris Russell made a similar mention ahead of Gruden's presser...)
OK, back to the coach...
That role is primarily in the passing game or as a change-of-pace option. Considering how much the Redskins are passing the ball these days, Thompson likely remains on the field plenty. Gruden's point is the 5-foot-8 back isn't built for 18-plus touches a traditional lead back gets. Matt Jones and perhaps Alfred Morris remain the best options in that capacity.
Johnson could replace Trenton Robinson at strong safety. Robinson's issues with missed tackles remain problematic.