Lanier (hip) was waived by Washington on Monday, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Redskins' official site reports. It's a bit of a surprising move by the Redskins, considering Lanier was impressive in a limited showing last season while registering five sacks over the final seven games. The third-year pro has been dealing with a hip flexor over the past few days, so there is a chance he may end up back on the Redskins' injured reserve list should he clear waivers.
Lanier missed Sunday's practice due to a hip flexor, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Lanier's injury doesn't appear to be anything serious, but his status for Week 1 against the Cardinals will come into question if he's sidelined for multiple practices. Lanier is slated to provide depth at defensive end behind starters Matthew Ioannidis and Jonathan Allen.
Lanier (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lanier was limited in practice for the second consecutive week, but it shouldn't affect his abilities Thursday night. Regardless, he's still only deployed for around 30 defensive snaps per game, so he's not a consistent fantasy threat.
Lanier is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints with a knee injury. Lanier was a limited participant in practice this week after playing 22 of 61 defensive snaps in last week's loss to the Vikings. Lanier and Matthew Ioannidis (hand) are both listed as questionable, which could leave Washington's defensive line short on depth if both are unable to play.
Lanier (lower leg) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles. Lanier was unable practice throughout the week as he continues to deal with a shin injury that kept him out of Week 13 as well. Cullen Jenkins figures to be the primary depth option for the Redskins at defensive end.
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