Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 13, five days before the Redskins take on the Eagles at FedEx Field.
Vick likely out on Sunday
We’re going to go into this a little more later this morning but you do need to know that according to Adam Schefter and other media sources the Eagles do not expect Mike Vick to be sufficiently recovered from his concussion to be able to play on Sunday. They are preparing to have rookie Nick Foles start.
Quick injury updates
It is likely that Brandon Meriweather will make his Redskins debut on Sunday, it is possible that we might see Pierre Garçon, and, even though he practiced for the first time all season, there is virtually no chance that Jammal Brown will be activated this week. (Link to updates on Meriweather, Garçon, Brown)
Morris had a stinger
Alfred Morris did not play very much in the second half of the Redskins’ loss to the Panthers. He had 10 carries at halftime, which is about his normal workload, but he had only three carries in the third quarter and none in the fourth. On TV, they said that he had a shoulder injury but Morris said that those reports were blown out of proportion.
“It was a stinger,” he said. “I came out because I didn’t want to carry the ball and then drop it.”
He did shake the injury off and he said was ready to come back in a short time later. But since the Redskins were behind they went mostly with Evan Royster, who is considered to be the superior pass blocker, at running back.
Morris said that he should be good to go against the Eagles on Sunday.
Mike Thomas last Redskins ROY
Congratulations to Bryce Harper for winning the National League Rookie of the year award. His impressive numbers aside, he was worth the price of admission game in and game out.
It has been quite some time since the Redskins have had a rookie of the year award winner. You have to go back to running back Mike Thomas, who won the offensive rookie award in 1975. The Redskins’ fifth-round pick out of UNLV came in and took the starting job from the legendary but worn-down Larry Brown. He was 10th in the NFL in rushing yards with 919 (in a 14-game schedule).
Thomas made the Pro Bowl in 1976 after he rushed for 1101 yards (eighth in the NFL) and had a solid 1977 season with 808 yards on the ground. But after gained 533 yards the next year he wanted a new contract that was worth more than GM Bobby Beathard was willing to pay. Thomas was traded to the Chargers for a mid-round draft pick.
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