Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been downgraded to Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. It will be the fifth straight game he has missed since injuring his ankle in on Oct. 8 loss to New Orleans.

Crowder did some work in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, but it always seemed to be able to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. He has said his injury, initially described as a spelled ankle, which is actually more severe and needs extra time to heal.

Washington's coaches were expecting Crowder to be a big part of the team's open this year after catching 66 passes for 789 yards last season. But his leg injury has held him to just four games and 13 receptions for 134 yards.

Both Crowder and Redskin's Coach Jay Gruden have said he is ready to play in a game.

Chris Thompson (left) and left tack Trent Williams (thumb). Washington lost Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff for the season last week's loss to Atlanta. Receiver Paul Richardson underwent shoulder surgery last week and is out of season as well.

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