The Washington Redskins will manage without three offensive liners when the team comes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Left duel Trent Williams (thumb surgery) was officially ruled out on Friday and guards Brandon Scherff (shoulder) and Shawn Lauvao (ankle) were both placed in the injured reserve. Right Attack Morgan Moses (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday. He is listed as questionable.
Washington coach Jay Gruden did not have a full starting line plan this week after signing three new offensive linemen this week.
Ty Nsekhe and Moses will be the duels when Moses is healthy. Rookie Geron Christian will intervene if Moses can not go. Chase Roullier is expected to stay in the middle and Tony Bergstrom will play the right-wing guard. Jonathan Cooper seems to have the inner track to start at the left guard.
"We hope the experience Jonathan has will help, and that Bergstom's played a lot," Gruden said. "Of course, Chase, and hopefully we'll get it [Morgan] back. So that's still pretty solid if you ask me. If you're on the field, you can better gauge how they are doing. How we protect How are we blocked? How to deal with the heat and the drives and the communication We will see. I am anxious to see it. "
The team will also have to do without Chris Thompson (ribs), who has already missed three games. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin) and wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) were listed as questionable.
Dunbar won two games before returning to the Atlanta Falcons, but a nerve problem in his leg worsened again. He did not practice all week. Crowder has missed the last four games, but was re-trained on Thursday on a limited basis.
The game on Sunday will also be the first since Paul Richardson was in the reserve with a shoulder injury. Maurice Harris is the next in the rotation. Michael Floyd and Brian Quick are ready for more snapshots if Crowder misses another game.
The Buccaneers are without defensive end Vinny Curry (ankle), Ronald Jones II (Achilles tendon), cornerstones M.J. Stewart (foot) and offensive lineman Evan Smith (hip / wrist) run back.
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