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Two Redskins go down with knee injuries on Thursday night

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Two players on the roster bubble in Washington may have knee injuries suffered on Thursday bring an end their chances of playing for the team in 2014.

Nose tackle Chris Neild and inside linebacker Akeem Jordan were both forced out of the game against the Buccaneers and the early word from coach Jay Gruden didn’t sound good for either player. Gruden said, via the Washington Times, Neild’s injury “looks like an ACL tear” and Jordan would be evaluated for the same injury after suffering what was initially diagnosed as an MCL sprain.

Both veterans were playing on Thursday night because they had failed to lock down a roster spot heading into the final preseason game. Even if the initial diagnosis is more dire than the actual extent of the injury, any missed time is going to work against their chances of sticking on the 53-man roster after Saturday’s cuts.

On the defensive line, that would seem to make Clifton Geathers staying with the team a likelier option while Jordan’s injury should benefit Will Compton’s bid to make the team this year.

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8 Responses to “Two Redskins go down with knee injuries on Thursday night”
  1. redskinsredskinsredskinsredskinsredskinsredskins says: Aug 29, 2014 8:46 AM

    Preseason needs to go away

  2. fjbuon says: Aug 29, 2014 8:51 AM

    Feel sorry for Neild. Hard worker. Hope this doesn’t end his career before it really started.

  3. dcstinks says: Aug 29, 2014 9:01 AM

    Uh Oh sighs of the Washington Fan base.

  4. audge86 says: Aug 29, 2014 9:02 AM

    Maybe they should upgrade their field?

    Isn’t this the same field that rg3 went down on?

  5. darealsmiley4284 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:19 AM

    Get well guys! Get ready to sing HAIL to the REDSKINS a lot this year, and for the next 100 years.

  6. ChandlerMc says: Aug 29, 2014 11:42 AM

    The Washington NFL Team will struggle to reach the Dallas Cowboy’s standard of mediocrity, 8-8. But fret not, there is no defense in the entire NFL that’s worse than Dallas. They will be historically bad this year, thanks to their gloryhole lovin GM. The Eagles are the class of that division both on the field and in the front office. And it’s not even close.

  7. rg3skinsgetsome says: Aug 29, 2014 12:38 PM

    Yeah just make sure riley cooper doesn’t go to any concerts.. on and off the field lmaof

  8. rg3skinsgetsome says: Aug 29, 2014 12:40 PM

    Also did macoy take a redskins fan towel and stomp on it and didn’t give it back.. lots of class let me tell you.

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