By Tarik El-Bashir
Coach Mike Shanahan said it’s possible the Redskins could have both Trent Williams and Maurice Hurt in the starting lineup Saturday in Chicago.
Shanahan, though, was much less certain about Chris Chester.
Chester, who has been nursing a sprained left ankle since Aug. 6, practiced Thursday but looked like he might need more time.
“Chester practiced only 10-15 minutes” on Wednesday and “today was without pads,” Shanahan said of the starting right guard. “He looked better, but to say that he could right now would be a little premature.”
As for Williams and Hurt, Shanahan said his gut tells him both will be good to go against the Bears. Williams, the starting left tackle, has a bone bruise in his left foot. Meantime, Hurt, the left guard, has been limited since experiencing an inflamed tendon behind his left knee.
But Shanahan was quick to add that he plans to wait until Saturday before making a final determination about the status of all three linemen.
“They all practiced today but they weren’t 100-percent,” he said. “They worked through it. I’ll have to assess it before the game to see [whether] they can play.”