December 04, 2015

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Washington Redskins starting linebacker Perry Riley Jr. could miss the rest of the season after having surgery for a broken bone in his right foot.

Coach Jay Gruden said Friday that Riley is expected to be sidelined three to six weeks and called it ''a big loss.''

Washington (5-6) is tied for first in the NFC East with five games remaining, starting Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys (3-8).

Mason Foster is expected to start in Riley's place at middle linebacker if Keenan Robinson can't return from a lingering shoulder injury.

Foster, in his fifth NFL season, was signed by the Redskins as a free agent in late September and mostly has appeared on special teams.

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