RICHMOND, VA -- Veteran receiver Donte' Stallworth, on the bubble for a roster spot, still has a sore hamstring and likely won’t play in the second preseason game Aug. 19 against Pittsburgh. Stallworth missed time last week because of his hamstring and re-aggravated it against the Titans.
“He tried to play through it, but you could see it was bothering him in the game,” Shanahan said.
Shanahan said he hopes Stallworth, a 10-year veteran hoping to prolong his career, returns for the third preseason game against Buffalo.
Rookie safety Phillip Thomas will miss at least a few days with a sore left foot, which he injured in the preseason opener Thursday. But the good news for Thomas is that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said tests have ruled out a fracture or a Lisfranc injury.“They don’t think that’s a problem,” Shanahan said.Thomas started against the Titans, but only because veterans Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty did not play. Still, Thomas, a fourth-round pick, figures into their plans.
Undrafted free-agent linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough separated his right shoulder, but Shanahan isn’t yet sure when he’ll return. Shanahan said he’ll know better in a few days.
The Redskins cancelled practice Saturday because of a thunderstorm that hit the area. After not practicing Friday and with a scheduled day off Sunday, it could have been a problem. But Shanahan said he was pleased to cancel the workout. Because they don’t play again until Aug. 19, the Redskins will get five days of work next week.“I think the guy upstairs took care of me today,” Shanahan said. “I wasn’t sure about practicing. I felt we were sore as a team and needed rest so I was glad this happened. We had more guys on the injury report today than we have all season. We have plenty of time to practice and get done what we need to get done.”
Another on that injury list is rookie tight end Jordan Reed, who has a mid-foot sprain on his right foot and did not play against Tennessee. He would not have practiced Saturday. But he’s now able to walk without a protective boot. His status remains uncertain. Reed, a fourth-round pick, did not practice in the spring while recovering from a quad injury. His growth has been stunted because of the missed time, though with three veteran tight ends on the roster the Redskins can be patient with him. All four will probably make the roster.