RICHMOND, Va. -- Redskins rookie corner Tevin Mitchel will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, likely ending his season, coach Jay Gruden said. Mitchel suffered the injury during practice Saturday.
Mitchel, a sixth-round pick from Arkansas, would have competed to play the nickel corner position with Bashaud Breeland sidelined for the opener because of a suspension. Breeland will miss most, if not all, of the preseason because of a sprained MCL.
The Redskins have other options in the slot as veteran Justin Rogers played there at times in 2013 for Buffalo. They're also trying safety Kyshoen Jarrett there in camp to see if he can handle the position. Chris Culliver, who signed with Washington in the offseason, has played there some in the past as has DeAngelo Hall. The Redskins want to leave David Amerson on the outside so he's not an option.
They signed corner Deshazor Everett after Breeland was hurt Friday.
Gruden also said that running back Matt Jones is day to day with a sore knee. Also, linebacker Junior Galette will be held out "for a few more days" Gruden said. Galette suffered a pectoral injury two months ago.