No surprise here, as coach Jay Gruden hinted this was likely to happen. Marshall resumed practicing Oct. 31 and avoided any further setbacks with his knee. The move is somewhat out of necessity, as Chris Thompson (ribs) and Samaje Perine (calf/knee) have been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Texans. Thus, Adrian Peterson and Kapri Bibbs will be the only healthy running backs ahead of him on the depth chart.
Marshall resumed practicing Oct. 31, so the Redskins would have until Wednesday to decide whether to activate the running back or keep him on IR the rest of the way. With the 24-year-old apparently having avoided any further setbacks with his knee since increasing his activity, Washington could be ready to bring him back before that deadline. The team has added incentive to integrate Marshall back in the mix this week with Chris Thompson (ribs) and Samaje Perine (calf/knee) both ruled out for Sunday, which leaves Adrian Peterson and Kapri Bibbs as the only healthy running backs on the roster.
Marshall (knee) could be activated off injured reserve within the next week or two, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Marshall was placed on injured reserve Sept. 2, meaning he will have served his eight weeks by Nov. 4. The Redskins' running backs have recently been plagued with injury -- including Chris Thompson (ribs) and Kapri Bibbs (shoulder) -- and the team could use Marshall to help provide depth if he's healthy.
Marshall (ankle) will be out for 2-to-4 weeks, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Marshall got hurt in the second quarter of Thursday's preseason game against the Jets, shortly after Samaje Perine departed with an ankle injury of his own. Marshall saw his roster odds improve when Derrius Guice suffered an ACL tear, but it now seems the 24-year-old may not be ready for Week 1. Kapri Bibbs would be the obvious beneficiary, as he entered training camp competing with Marshall for the possibility of a single roster spot. Now that Marshall figures to miss the rest of the preseason, Bibbs seems to have the inside track.
Marshall exited Thursday's game to be evaluated for a lower leg injury.
Marshall had just two carries for one yard prior to his injury. He'll be looking to get back into the game if possible as he looks to secure a depth running back role.
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