Injuries leave the Redskins shuffling at guard


The Washington Redskins interior offensive line took the form of the team for Sunday's match against the New York Giants. Redskins Coach Jay Gruden went big with two tackles and tried small.

As of Friday afternoon, he still had not decided on a pair of starters.

Jonathan Cooper (torn biceps), who is done for the season, and Gruden must decide on a third set of starters after Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff were placed on injured reserve Nov. 5.

Linebacker Ryan Anderson (hamstring) is also out.

"We have a nice walk-through tomorrow," said Gruden said. "And it could be a rotational-type thing. There's no law that says you can not look in and out. We like to stay consistent, but we have different flavors of guards. We have the mammoth guards we can put in there, we have the most athletic guards we could put in there. "

The team signed center Demetrius Rhaney and guard Zac Kerin on Wednesday. Cooper, guard Luke Bowanko and tackle Austin Howard were all signed Nov. 5. Veteran swing tackle Ty Nsekhe is also available to play guard, but Gruden would prefer to keep him ready to step into Trent Williams or Morgan Moses.

Defensive end Matt Ioannidis (shin), wide receiver Josh Doctson (hip), center Chase Roullier (knee) and linebacker Zach Brown (illness) were all listed as questionable. Ioannidis, who has seen medical specialists, is dealing with a lot of the last week. Stacy McGee is expected to start if he can not play.

He did not think it was serious.

Linebackers Tae Davis (ankle) and B.J. Goodson (neck / foot) were listed as questionable for the Giants. Davis practiced all week.

The Giants placed safety Landon Collins (shoulder) on injured reserve this week. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was limited Friday with a quad issue, but did not receive an injury designation for the game.

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