On the most recent injury report, the Redskins have some question marks at tight end and fullback, which could lead to gametime decisions on activations and deactivations.
No panic for head coach Mike Shanahan, however, who explained that injuries are all just part of the process.
“We try to play the best 46 players we can,” he said. “We’ve got a game plan going in, and hopefully people will be as healthy as they can be. But that’s part of the process to evaluate on game day who can be up, who’s not, and be able to run all the type of substitution groups you’re hoping that you can run. But you work on it during the week. We usually use a little bit of everything – two backs, one back, some four-wides, some tight end and three-wides. We’ve been doing that for a long time, so hopefully we’ll have that flexibility.”
When multiple players are injured at the same position, the game-planning begins earlier in the week so that both players are ready, if possible, at game time.
“You can see it during the week,” Shanahan explained. “If you’ve got somebody limited in practice, you’re playing two guys – one guy that knows he’s going to play and a guy behind him that you’re not really sure is going to play. So you’ve got to work on that early in the week and you’ve got to have a plan for it.”
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