As the Redskins have not signed a running back to the active roster, it is likely that Keiland Williams will be promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. The Redskins are not going to go into the game against the Packers with just Ryan Torain and Chad Simpson at running back.
The team probably won't make a move until late on Friday or Saturday morning. They would hate to make a move and then have someone get injured during practice. When all of the preparation is done the move will be made.
While we're pretty sure about one end of the move, we're not sure about the other. If Williams is promoted to the 53-man roster, someone will have to be released.
The most likely candidates to be cut are tight end Logan Paulsen and fullback Darrel Young. Paulsen has been inactive for three of the four games and played very sparingly in the other. Young has seen some special teams action but none on offense.
Another thing that the Redskins could do is release a veteran such as Roydell Williams and have him sit at home for the weekend. Williams salary is guaranteed since he was on the opening day roster so he probably would be willing to stay at home and work out until he is needed.
But a move like that usually is when there is a short-term issue. Since Clinton Portis will be out 4-6 weeks, a longer-term solution is needed. That would point to someone like Paulsen or Young getting released and then resigned to the practice squad.