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Redskins long injury list cause for concern

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins practice Friday morning and we'll get the status for Sunday's game against the New York Jets afterward. Here are three areas of interest:

Injuries: There are quite a few to monitor as receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring), corner Chris Culliver (knee), tackle Trent Williams (neck/spine), center Kory Lichtensteiger (shoulder/finger), tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) and corner DeAngelo Hall (toe) all are battling injuries. Hall and Reed haven't practiced so it's hard to imagine them playing. And Jackson tweaked his hamstring again in practice Thursday, which could make him cautious to return. There's a definite chance most of them won't play, but both Williams and Lichtensteiger have played through a lot over the years. However, when you're dealing with a neck/spine issue as Williams is, you need to be extra careful.

Getting to the quarterback: Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has only been sacked twice this season through four games, so that will present a challenge for the defensive front. Fitzpatrick can move in the pocket, but it's the run game that keeps teams from pressuring him more. The Jets are 10th in the NFL on first down runs, averaging 4.40 yards per carry.

Leonard Williams: The Redskins opted not to draft him in April, choosing offensive lineman Brandon Scherff instead. Williams is off to a good start with the Jets, but I don't think the Redskins have any buyer's remorse (way too early for that anyway). I'll get into this topic a little more on a video Friday -- and why they passed up Williams and wanted Scherff. The reasoning hasn't changed since draft night. For what it's worth, Scherff continues to improve. The problems along the front Sunday did not stem from right guard.