ASHBURN, Va. -- A few leftover nuggets from Friday:
The Washington Redskins will only dress five defensive linemen, one less than they did in the season opener. And coach Jay Gruden said the starters -- Jarvis Jenkins, Chris Baker and Jason Hatcher -- will have to play more than usual. "They’re in good shape. All those guys can be ready to roll," Gruden said. "We have the able bodies, it’s just a matter of going out and playing and staying hydrated and still working a good rotation."
Jenkins and rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland both were fined $16,537 for infractions against Houston last week. Jenkins’ fine was for a roughing the passer penalty; Breeland’s was for his horse collar tackle.
Gruden was impressed with inside linebacker Keenan Robinson's first NFL start. The Redskins have been excited about his progress since the spring and it showed Sunday. "Just his energy, his understanding of the defense, his ability to communicate and then tackle," Gruden said. "He has all the tools, he’s got all the smarts. The more comfortable he gets, the more of an impact he will be in the NFL."
The Redskins clearly will miss what Jordan Reed can do on the field because of his, as offensive coordinator Sean McVay called it, "his unique skill set." Reed would be a difficult matchup for the Jaguars. But McVay said they will rotate Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen and not worry. "We’ll use those guys similarly to how we would if Jordan was going. We feel good about what they bring to the table for us."