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Reed out, Forbath questionable

ASHBURN, Va. -- Tight end Jordan Reed is out and place kicker Kai Forbath is questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Meanwhile, the Redskins' defensive line depth will be tested -- as expected -- with Kedric Golston doubtful.

Reed and Golston were unlikely to play anyway after suffering injuries in the loss at Houston. Reed has a hamstring injury, while Golston hurt his groin.

Jacksonville struggled against tight ends last week in a loss at Philadelphia, and safety Johnathan Cyprien, who typically would cover them, is listed as doubtful for Sunday. The Jaguars also were hurt by play-action passes, leading areas for the tight end open. Niles Paul will replace Reed as the pass-catching threat.

Forbath, who has a groin injury, will kick Saturday to see if he's ready to go. If he can't kick, the Redskins would have to cut a player and sign another kicker -- they released Zach Hocker in the final cuts last month. Corner Tracy Porter (hamstring) and linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) are out.

Forbath missed three games with an injury last year. Coach Jay Gruden said he did not think Forbath's injury was as bad as last year -- though Gruden was not here at that time.

"He just felt a little stiffness in there, and he is playing it very safe right now," Gruden said. "I think he's going to be OK. He said he knows the pain he went through and what he went through last year. He said it is not close to that, so hopefully he is just being a little bit cautious."

For the Jaguars, safety Johnathan Cyprien (concussion), tight end Clay Harbor (calf), running back Storm Johnson (ankle) and tackle Austin Pasztor (hand) are out. Receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is doubtful, and corner Alan Ball (abdomen) is questionable.