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 managed to practice Thursday, the first time he's been able to pull off such a feat since Week 5, but that evidently wasn't enough to warrant a start Sunday. With Crowder out, look for Maurice Harris to reprise his role in the slot, where he recorded 10 catches for 124 yards against the Falcons last week. Michael Floyd could also see a slight uptick in snaps, particularly on three-wide receiver 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 EST 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) was limited at practice Thursday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Crowder followed up participation in the team stretch with reps during wide receiver drills, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. The preceding was the impetus for Crowder's limited listing, but he may have to progress to the team portion of practice to be cleared for game action. Friday's session will provide the wide receiver with that chance, at which point the Redskins will make a ruling on his potential to play Sunday in Tampa Bay. If he puts an end to a four-game absence, Crowder would take over the slot role in the offense, relegating Maurice Harris to spot snaps at that position and more work as an outside receiver.
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