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Report: Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan's groin injury not serious

The Redskins may have dodged disaster with Ryan Kerrigan's injury, but other scenarios loom.

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 Saturday,

Per multiple reports, an MRI showed that outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's groin injury is not serious. It's possible he might not even miss practice time with the injury, which 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 prior to kickoff and decided to shut it down after feeling a pull. Despite the 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 linebacker Preston Smith as they are the only two proven edge pass rushers on the team after Junior Galette suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in July, his second in 11 months. 

That the Redskins' 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's starters, have already been ruled out for Thursday's preseason finale, but it will be interesting to see how much the Redskins senior backer participates during practice.

Stay tuned to Breaking Burgundy for more updates on the Kerrigan front as well as on Keith Marshall (left elbow sprain), Quinton Dunbar (shin) and Morgan Moses (left ankle) throughout the week.

ESPN's John Keim first reported Kerrigan possibly not missing practice.

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