Darrel Young, sidelined with a hamstring strain since July 30, returned to practice Tuesday and said he hopes to participate fully in drills Wednesday.
“It’s better,” Young said before hitting the field. “I’m going to give it a go today and see how it feels. We’ll make a decision based off how I practice.”
Young missed the Redskins’ third and fourth games last season after he strained the same muscle. He’s also missed both of this season’s first two preseason contests.
Although Young said he’s anxious to suit up Saturday and “get my spot back,” realistically there’s little chance he gets beat out by Dorson Boyce, the only other fullback on the Redskins’ roster.
“Mentally I’ve been okay about things,” Young said. “The coaching staff has made me feel better. I’m just trying to coach up [Boyce] and help him.”
Young said the plan is to gradually ramp up his physical exertion level this week, and if all goes well, play Saturday against the Colts.
Monday marked the first time Young ran full speed and did not have any pain, he said.
“I don’t know how I’ll feel after going through a full practice,” Young added. “But we’ll see.”