The Redskins secondary will be without cornerback Cedric Griffin for the final four games of the season after he was suspended for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
Given that blow to the team’s depth on the corner and the importance of the remaining games to the team’s chances of making the playoffs, the last thing they need is an injury to another player at the position. That makes the sight of DeAngelo Hall on crutches a concerning one for the team.
Hall was using crutches when he joined 106.7 The Fan for an interview on Tuesday — host Chad Dukes provided a picture — after hurting his ankle against the Giants on Monday night. Hall tried to put any concern to rest by saying that he plans to play against the Ravens this week, which helps explain coach Mike Shanahan saying Tuesday that the team suffered no serious injuries in the contest while Hall was hobbling around on crutches.
The Redskins will need him to be on the field and as close to full strength as possible because Jerome Murphy, Richard Crawford and D.J. Johnson represent the extent of their other cornerback options at present. One could be thrust into Griffin’s nickel role if the Redskins don’t sign another option and the Redskins would surely prefer not to dig any deeper into the depth chart.