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Redskins remain hopeful about Jordan Reed, Trent Williams

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins remain confident that tight end Jordan Reed will play Sunday, but both he and left tackle Trent Williams still must be cleared by an independent neurologist.

Both players practiced on a limited basis Thursday. Reed looked good running routes against defensive backs during one-on-one work.

"They look good out here," coach Jay Gruden said of Reed and Williams, "but you never know so I don't even begin to guess on this concussion protocol thing."

Both players will be tested either Thursday evening or Friday morning to determine wheter they can be cleared for contact. Reed said Wednesday that he was 100 percent and would "definitely" play Sunday. Coaches have privately expressed confidence that will be the case as well.

Here's a look at the Redskins' updated injury list:

Running back Chris Thompson: Gruden said there's still "significant swelling" in Thompson's back. He was limited Thursday, but if the swelling doesn't go down by Sunday it could be difficult for him. That's one reason why the Redskins signed running back Mack Brown to the practice squad earlier this week.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson: Did not practice Thursday, but Gruden said Wednesday that Jackson was unlikely to play Sunday. Nothing has changed.

Linebacker Keenan Robinson: Limited again because of his heel injury. But there's optimism about his ability to play Sunday.

Defensive end Stephen Paea: Limited with a back injury, but he said it's feeling better than it did a few weeks ago.

Center Kory Lichtensteiger: Did not practice because of all sorts of issues -- a disc injury in his neck that that has lessened the strength in his left shoulder.

Defensive end Jason Hatcher: Was limited again because of his knee. Gruden said it's a little wear and tear. "It's becoming a nagging-type deal for him and we've rested him pretty well," Gruden said. "He's a big man and when you're that big carrying that much weight on your joints, sometimes they get a little sore and stiff this time of year. It's just something we have to monitor, keep him fresh and get him in the rehab room. He's going to be fine. It's just a matter of taking care of him."

Cornerback Chris Culliver: Did not practice again as his left knee continues to be an issue. The Redskins have to hope he's ready after the bye week. At this point, though, it's uncertain.

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall: He's hoping to return after the bye week, but there's no guarantee that will happen. Hall hasn't practiced this week.