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Bashaud Breeland injures shoulder; Chris Culliver's knee improves

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland suffered a rotator cuff contusion, adding more injury issues to a secondary already dealing with plenty.

Breeland played the entirety of Washington’s 25-19 overtime loss to Atlanta, but coach Jay Gruden said Breeland's shoulder was “pretty sore.”

“He could barely lift his hand up over his shoulder,” Gruden said.

The Redskins were playing without their starting corners Sunday, but that could change this week against the New York Jets. Gruden said corner Chris Culliver’s left knee has improved and he will do more in practice this week. Gruden said they’ll also increase the reps for receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and corner DeAngelo Hall (toe). Neither Hall nor Culliver played vs. Atlanta. Culliver injured his knee in the week of practice before the game vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 4.

However, tight end Jordan Reed remains in the concussion protocol. Gruden said “there’s always a concern” that a situation like this could linger for several weeks. But because Reed remains in the protocol, the Redskins aren’t the ones in charge of monitoring him so, as Gruden said, “you’re really in the dark on how he’s feeling.” Reed did not play vs. Atlanta after suffering the concussion vs. the Eagles.

Meanwhile, running back Matt Jones sprained his big toe and will be day-to-day.

Also, left tackle Trent Williams strained his neck and wasn’t feeling well after the game. He’s day-to-day as well.