Coach Jay Gruden said the recent MRI of Crowder's ankle revealed "some issues in there," Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Crowder has missed five consecutive games due to an ankle injury and has yet to return to full health. In addition to his comment regarding the MRI, Gruden told Les Carpenter of The Washington Post that he Crowder "needs a little more time." Crowder isn't expected to practice until Thursday -- at the earliest -- this week, but Gruden's thoughts don't exactly inspire confidence that the wide receiver will be able to play Sunday against the Texans.
Crowder (ankle) is scheduled for an MRI this week and isn't expected to practice any sooner than Thursday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Crowder managed a pair of limited practices last week and was initially deemed "questionable" on the injury report, but he was then downgraded to "out" approximately 24 hours before the opening kickoff of Sunday's eventual 16-3 win over Tampa Bay. This latest update doesn't exactly hint at a return for Week 11 against Houston, but coach Jay Gruden didn't rule out the possibility and didn't explicitly mention a setback. Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris have emerged as the leaders of Washington's wideout group, with Michael Floyd and Brian Quick also mixing in.
Crowder (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Crowder managed to practice in limited fashion Thursday and Friday, the first time he's been able to do so since Week 5. Evidently, the activity wasn't enough for the Redskins to sign off on the wideout returning to action this weekend. With Crowder sidelined for another contest, look for Maurice Harris to act as Washington's primary slot man after recording 10 catches for 124 yards in the Week 9 loss to the Falcons. Michael Floyd could also see a slight uptick in snaps in three-wideout sets.
Crowder (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Hoping to end a four-game streak of absences, Crowder returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant, marking his first involvement of any kind since Week 5. He seems to have also been limited at Friday's practice, but coach Jay Gruden said the slot receiver took a step forward in terms of activity level. Furthermore, Gruden suggested Crowder will be a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff in Tampa Bay. The matchup is optimal in terms of opponent, but it's fair to wonder if the Redskins will be able to move the ball while playing with so many backups on their injury-riddled offensive line. Maurice Harris likely will shift to more of a perimeter role whenever Crowder returns.
Crowder (ankle) is practicing again Friday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Crowder returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant, potentially giving him a chance to play in Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. Another update will be available when the Redskins release their final injury report.
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