Weakside linebacker Marcus Washington will miss the first game of his three-year Redskins career.
The swelling in his knee remains, so the Redskins will shut him down for Sunday's game at St. Louis -- and possibly the season finale the following week against New York as well.
This will be Washington's second missed game of his seven-year career. He'll either be replaced by Jeff Posey or Warrick Holdman. If Holdman replaces Washington, the Redskins likely would start rookie Rocky McIntosh on the strongside.
''A lot of our players play off of Marcus' excitement,'' Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said. ''We are
going to play our first game without him. It is a big deal for us. We will have to have some guys step up and really play well and supply some of the energy and enthusiasm that he does."
Washington Out for Skins
Breaking Burgundy Top Stories
What We Learned: Redskins Draft SetupThe Redskins' Director of College Scouting met with the media Monday and shed some light on the process and plan for the 2017 NFL Draft following Scot McCloughan's dismissal.
Breaking BurgundyYesterday at 11:52 AM
Redskins Re-sign LB Compton and RB ThompsonCould this alter Draft Day plans at all?
Breaking BurgundyYesterday at 9:42 AM
Redskins Schedule: Primetime GaloreThe Redskins are going to be on your TV plenty of times this season outside the usual Sunday at 1:00 p.m. slot and often against NFC East foes.
Breaking BurgundyThursday at 5:11 PM
Morning Manny: Redskins QB and WR ReviewManny Benton reviews the Redskins Quarterback and Wide Receiver positions prior to the NFL Draft.