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Spencer Long, Will Blackmon ruled out; nine Redskins questionable

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins' offensive line likely will be without two starters Sunday when they play the Philadelphia Eagles.

Starting center Spencer Long was ruled out with a concussion and left guard Shawn Lauvao missed another day of practice Friday because of a groin injury. Though Lauvao is listed as questionable, the Redskins have proceeded all week as if he wouldn't play Sunday.

In the portion of practice open to the media this week, Lauvao was unable to participate in anything -- he didn't take part in the stretching, either, and watched as teammates practiced. Second-year player Arie Kouandjio will take his place. The Eagles' defensive front is their strength, particularly with tackles Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan.

Veteran John Sullivan, signed earlier this season after he was cut by the Minnesota Vikings, will start for Long. The Redskins also likely will activate center Kory Lichtensteiger off the injured reserve list so he can serve as a backup.

Meanwhile, safety Will Blackmon (concussion) and end Anthony Lanier (leg) have been ruled out. Deshazor Everett will take Blackmon's spot

as the third safety behind Duke Ihenacho and Donte Whitner. Blackmon also has a thumb injury.

Nine players were listed as questionable: Lauvao, tight end Jordan Reed (shoulder), end Chris Baker (ankle), end Ricky Jean Francois (foot), tackle Ty Nsekhe (ankle), tight end Derek Carrier (knee), linebacker Will Compton (hip), guard Brandon Scherff (ankle) and linebacker Preston Smith (groin).