Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall hopeful for Thursday's game, DeSean Jackson will sit

Veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall is nursing a sore toe, but hopes to play Thursday. Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports

RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall took a different approach to training camp this season. He wanted to work. But injuries altered that approach.

Hall missed another day of work Monday, albeit in a glorified walk-through, as he nurses a sore toe. He injured his groin earlier in camp, costing him two practices against Houston. The big problem is that he also missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles' tendon and needed the work.

Hall said there is a chance he will play Thursday against Detroit. It depends on if the pain and swelling subside. He said he’s doing whatever he can to alleviate the pain and decrease the swelling.

"I need the reps," he said.

Hall looked rusty early in camp, as one would expect given not only the time he missed last season, but also the work he had to sit out in the spring.

"This is probably the first camp I came in wanting to work," Hall said. "Other times it’s just going through the motion, don’t really want to be out there. But we have a new defense, new guys and I have to learn those guys, learn the defense while coming back from an injury and trying to make sure my body responds the way I want it to."

Hall injured his toe in practice Sunday.

Though he still holds out hope, there is no doubt that receiver DeSean Jackson (sprained shoulder) will miss Thursday’s game. Coach Jay Gruden said they will also likely keep Jamison Crowder (hamstring) out for a second game. Crowder was pushing Andre Roberts to be the slot receiver and top returner, but hasn’t practiced since Aug. 7.

Gruden is hoping both will be available for the third preseason game at Baltimore.