Redskins rule out Crowder, Thompson and Williams vs. Falcons
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have ruled out wide receiver Jamison Crowder, running back Chris Thompson and left tackle Trent Williams for their game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Coach Jay Gruden says Crowder will miss his fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury, Thompson is out after injuring his ribs and Williams is considered week to week after having thumb surgery. Receiver Paul Richardson, running back Kapri Bibbs, linebacker Ryan Anderson and safety Montae Nicholson are questionable.
With Williams out, Ty Nsekhe is expected to start on an offensive line that had been mostly healthy this season. Gruden said Friday there was no timeline on Williams’ return.
The absences of Crowder and Thompson will give Richardson and Bibbs, assuming they play. Richardson has been playing through shoulder and knee injuries.
The Falcons ruled out cornerback Robert Alford (ankle) and kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring).