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 had two carries for two yards and two catches for 28 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 26-17 preseason loss to the Patriots.
With Chris Thompson (leg) held out as a precaution, Marshall got some playing time on passing downs early in the game and took advantage with a 25-yard touchdown reception on a 3rd-and-11. Marshall and Kapri Bibbs seem to be competing for a role as Thompson's backup on passing downs, but the Redskins probably won't have room for either player unless they release Samaje Perine or Rob Kelley.
Marshall (hamstring) took part in offseason practices, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Marshall appears buried on the depth chart at first glance, but he could make a push for a roster spot if the Redskins want an insurance policy for passing-down back Chris Thompson, who still hasn't practiced while rehabbing from a severe leg injury. It might ultimately make sense to keep a versatile player like Marshall or Kapri Bibbs as the No. 4 running back ahead of 227-pound Rob Kelley. Thompson and Derrius Guice are obvious roster locks, and Samaje Perine also seems like a strong bet to make the team.
Marshall injured his hamstring on a first-half kickoff return Sunday versus the Chargers. He'll join three other Redskins running backs on IR: Chris Thompson (fibula), Rob Kelley (ankle) and Keith Marshall (knee). Moving forward, Samaje Perine (illness), LeShun Daniels and Kapri Bibbs, promoted from the practice squad Tuesday, will comprise Washington's backfield.
Marshall sustained the injury in Sunday's blowout loss to the Chargers and was unable to return. No other specifics have been offered on the injury at this point, but the 23-year-old's status should become clearer once the Redskins resume practice Wednesday.
|Bye: Week 4|
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|8||10/28/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
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