Tracy Porter to IR, Chase Minnifield promoted

ASHBURN, Va., -- The Redskins placed Tracy Porter on injured reserve, ending a frustrating and injury-plagued season for the veteran corner. They promoted corner Chase Minnifield off injured reserve to fill his roster spot.

The Redskins signed Porter to be their No. 3 corner and played him in the slot. But Porter, who has struggled with durability issues throughout his career, appeared in a career-low three games. Last season was the only time in his first six seasons that he played in all 16 games.

He had offseason shoulder surgery that limited him in training camp and dealt with a hamstring issue twice. He injured his shoulder again in Sunday’s 17-13 loss to San Francisco.

This is the second time this season Minnifield has been promoted to the active roster. He appeared in six games before being cut earlier this month and re-signed to the practice squad.

Meanwhile, Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher (right knee) and corner E.J. Biggers (concussion) did not practice. Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), Chris Baker (sternum), Silas Redd (ribs), Trent Williams (knee) and Ryan Clark (stinger/shoulder) were limited.