Jackson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Detroit.
With TE Jordan Reed (concussion) already ruled out, Washington's passing attack would be rather thin if Jackson weren't able to play. The speedy wideout does seem to be trending in the right direction, returning to practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, according to Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post. Head coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that he thinks Jackson will be able to play, Brian McNally of 106.7 The FAN reports.
Reed (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Detroit.
Given his lengthy history of concussions, it's not exactly surprising that Reed will take more than one week to make it through the league's protocol. Vernon Davis will fill in as the top tight end, with Niles Paul potentially also getting some looks. Wideouts Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) could also take on a few extra targets.
The NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.
Galette will have surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon, ruling him out for this season.
Galette's injury was revealed last week, but there remained a small hope that he may be able to avoid surgery and eventually play this year. However, upon since announcing his decision to undergo surgery, Galette can now be ruled out for the entire 2016 campaign, marking his second straight season lost due to an Achilles injury. With Galette sidelined once again, the Redskins will hope Preston Smith can build on his eight-sack rookie season and work with Trent Murphy at Washington's outside linebacker position opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
Martin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in San Francisco.
Martin was seemingly on track to practice for the first time since he injured his hamstring in Week 2, but he then suffered a setback at some point last week, leaving him without a clear timetable to return. With Charles Sims (knee) also out of the picture, Jacquizz Rodgers is set to handle a heavy three-down workload in Sunday's favorable matchup against the leaky San Francisco run defense. Peyton Barber and Antone Smith will provide depth.
McDonald (hamstring) will not play against the 49ers on Sunday.
McDonald was able to return to practice after sitting out on Wednesday, but will be held out due to the lingering nature of hamstring injuries. However, he appears to have an optimistic chance of returning next week. Akeem Spence will get the start on Sunday as his replacement.
James (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Buccaneers on Wednesday, ESPN reports.
Following a three-year stint with the Bucs, the team decided to part ways with James due to a vague injury he can't seem to overcome. In the wake of his release, Tampa Bay promoted rookie Peyton Barber from the practice squad and plucked Jacquizz Rodgers off the free agent market.
Bell (concussion) reached an injury settlement with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Bell suffered a concussion in Week 4's preseason finale against the Redskins, leaving him on the sidelines for an extended amount of time. The team decided to part ways with wideout instead of holding him on IR for the year.