Coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Quinn (ankle) is expected to replace Jamison Crowder in the slot, Kyle Stackpole of the team's official website reports. "Obviously losing Crowder hurts," Gruden said Tuesday. "But I'm ready to watch Trey Quinn jump in that slot role and dominate the position. I'm excited for him."
Selected with the final pick of the 2018 draft, Quinn earned a spot on Washington's Week 1 roster but immediately suffered a high ankle sprain. He returned in November to catch nine of 10 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in two games before an aggravation of the ankle injury sent him to injured reserve. The 23-year-old seems to be healthy for the start of the offseason program, as he spent the past couple months doing football drills near his home in Louisiana. Quinn said his ankle feels great, but he also mentioned that his solid performance in two-and-a-half games last season doesn't make him a shoo-in to replace Crowder. While the current roster appears light on alternatives, Washington could still acquire some competition during the upcoming draft. The team figures to throw a lot of short passes in 2019 with either Case Keenum or Colt McCoy (leg) expected to get the Week 1 start.
Best known as Mr. Irrelevant from last year's draft, Quinn earned a spot on the Week 1 roster as a punt returner and reserve wide receiver. Ankle issues limited him to three appearances, highlighted by a two-week stretch in November with nine catches for 75 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets while filling in for an injured Crowder as the team's starting slot receiver. Quinn now has a good chance to take over the role on a full-time basis, though it's possible the outlook changes if Washington adds more talent to a weak receiving corps this offseason. The 23-year-old caught 114 passes his final collegiate season at SMU, and he has good size (6-foot, 203 pounds) and adequate speed (4.55 40) for a slot specialist. Quinn was placed on injured reserve in early December and should have plenty of time to make a full recovery before the start of the offseason program in mid-April.
Quinn (ankle) has been placed on IR.
The 2017 seventh-rounder thus finishes his rookie season with nine catches for 75 yards and a TD in three games. With Quinn no longer in the mix, Washington's top healthy wide receiver options are Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson, Michael Floyd and Maurice Harris.
Quinn (ankle) is inactive for Monday's contest at Philadelphia.
After suffering a high-ankle sprain in the regular-season opener, Quinn needed nine weeks on injured reserve to prove that he was ready to return. He proved effective out of the slot in the Redskins' last two games, accruing nine catches (on 10 targets) for 75 yards and one touchdown. Quinn may have endured a setback this past week, when he practiced in a limited capacity both Thursday and Friday before sitting out entirely Saturday. Moreover, he was spotted in a walking boot Sunday, so the Redskins appear to be taking a cautious approach with the rookie wide receiver. Expect Jamison Crowder (ankle) to handle the majority of the slot reps Week 13 and perhaps for the rest of the campaign.
After logging back-to-back limited showings in practice to begin Week 12, Quinn was withheld from Saturday's entirely and was given a questionable tag heading into Monday's matchup with the Eagles. The fact that he was still donning a walking boot less than 48 hours before kickoff isn't the most reassuring sign of his health, but Washington will presumably wait and see how the rookie feels in a pregame workout before deciding on his status. If both Quinn and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are ultimately included on Washington's inactive list, Michael Floyd and/or Jehu Chesson could see increased reps in three-receiver sets alongside Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris.