Washington's 21-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Friday night was a costly one in terms of injuries sustained. Despite four potentially big injuries after the regular season dress rehearsal, the Redskins got good news on Saturday,
Per multiple reports, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's groin injury is not serious after undergoing an MRI. It's possible Kerrigan might not even miss practice time with the groin injury that sidelined him early in the Bills game.
The Purdue product told reporters after the third preseason game that he was already tight in the area headed into the game and decided to shut it down after feeling a pull.
Despite preseason being important to gain chemistry with your teammates, it was certainly the right call for Washington's most consistent player on defense for the past few years.
The Redskins need to be extremely careful with both Kerrigan and sophomore Preston Smith as they are the only two proven edge pass rushers on the team following Junior Galette's Achilles injury for the second year in a row.
That Washington realized its Pro Bowl pass rusher avoid disaster likely allowed them to comfortably release outside linebackers Shiro Davis, Ejiro Ederaine, and Willie Jefferson on Saturday.
Kerrigan, along with the rest of Washington starters, have already been ruled out by head coach Jay Gruden after the Bills game, but it will be interesting to see how much the Redskins senior backer participates during practice.
Stay tuned in to Breaking Burgundy for more updates on the Kerrigan front as well as Keith Marshall (left elbow sprain), Quinton Dunbar (shin), and Morgan Moses (left ankle) throughout the week.
ESPN John Keim first reported on Kerrigan possibly not missing practice.
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