Redskins TE Niles Paul carted off field after dislocating ankle, will miss 2015

CLEVELAND -- Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul will miss the rest of the 2015 season after dislocating his left ankle during Washington's preseason opener Thursday night, coach Jay Gruden said.

Paul was carted off the field during the first quarter of Washington's 20-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. Before Paul was placed on the cart, trainers put an air cast on his left leg.

Paul was engaged in a block when his left leg was rolled on by Cleveland linebacker Craig Robertson at the end of a run play to the right side. Paul's left leg rolled to the inside, and he immediately turned over and lay face down.

He showed his disappointment in a series of posts Friday morning on Twitter.

The Redskins could be in bad shape at tight end. Paul, who switched from receiver in 2012, had been working as the No. 1 tight end.

Tight end Je'Ron Hamm left Thursday's game with a left thigh injury, and the team already was without backups Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Logan Paulsen (toe). Paulsen, who saw a foot specialist earlier this week, might miss extended time.

The Redskins also lost running back Silas Redd to a knee injury in Thursday's game. Gruden said Redd has possible tears to his ACL and MCL.

Redd, who was competing for the third-string job behind starter Alfred Morris and rookie Matt Jones, will undergo an MRI on Friday morning, NFL.com reported.