Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Crowder would be listed as questionable because of a hip flexor. Crowder was limited in practice all week because of the injury. However, Crowder looked surprised in the locker room Friday when told he was listed as questionable.
“There’s no concern,” Crowder said. “I’ll be ready.”
Crowder is a key part of the Redskins’ offense, having caught a combined 126 passes the last two years. They also have Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson, but Crowder is the one who has worked with quarterback Kirk Cousins the most. He also returns punts. If Crowder can’t play, Ryan Grant would handle the slot receiver duties.
“Yeah he’s a concern,” Gruden said of Crowder. “Anybody who’s questionable is a concern. We have another day of treatment – recovery – and we’ll see how he is tomorrow.”
But Crowder participated during individual drills the last two days after tweaking his hip in practice. He ran routes at normal speed in those drills. He said he has spent time in both the cold tub and hot tub this week.
He also called the injury “minor.”
“It wasn’t anything major from the get-go,” Crowder said. “Just a little minor injury. I planned this whole week to play Sunday.”