By Tarik El-Bashir
Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong said his right shoulder is pain-free and he’s ready to resume practicing.
When exactly that happens, though, remains to be seen since the Redskins have taken a cautious approach to Armstrong’s recovery since he suffered a second-degree sprain of his AC joint in practice 12 days ago.
“I’m ready to go, just waiting on the word from the big man,” Amstrong said Monday, referring to Coach Mike Shanahan. “Feels good, no pain, so I’m ready to go. They just have to make the call.”
Shanahan said Saturday that he’s hoping Armstrong can suit up for Saturday’s preseason game in Chicago.
“I think he’ll be able to go this weekend,” Shanahan said.
The Redskins appear to have four wide receivers – Pierre Garçon, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson – who are locks to make the 53-man roster. Armstrong is battling Brandon Banks, Terrence Austin, Aldrick Robinson and Dezmon Briscoe for the final two spots.