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Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan among those sitting out vs. Browns

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Washington Redskins are still debating how much they'll play their starters in Thursday's preseason opener (8 p.m. ET) at Cleveland. One thing they do know is how many players will rest in that game.

Coach Jay Gruden listed a number of players who, mostly because of injury, won't play vs. the Browns: linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (precautionary as he returns from knee surgery), receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder), tight end Logan Paulsen (toe), corner Bashaud Breeland (knee), receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring), linebacker Will Compton (groin) and corner David Amerson (shoulder).

Also, Gruden said Paulsen flew earlier Tuesday to see noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina. Paulsen has missed most of the past week.

Meanwhile, Gruden said tight end Jordan Reed is "fighting through" hamstring soreness and is day to day. He practiced Tuesday. Fellow tight end Niles Paul practiced one day after hurting his shoulder. He had an MRI Monday night, which showed no damage.