Wednesday Practice Report - Redskins @ Packers
Ryan Kerrigan missed his first NFL game in his career last Sunday in Charlotte. On Wednesday, he appeared to take a step towards not missing another game as Kerrigan was on the field with teammates during the open media portion of practice.
He was joined by other fellow injured Redskins players Morgan Moses and first-round rookie Montez Sweat.
Paul Richardson was not on the field for the early portion nor was Trey Quinn, who suffered a nasty hit on Sunday in Carolina.
Bill Callahan, after practice, said Kerrigan was already out of concussion protocol and he was a full practice participant, a great sign after missing the one game. Moses and Sweat were both limited but that's still encouraging that they were able to practice so early in the week.
The Redskins didn't miss Kerrigan terribly (or even when Sweat went out) against a backup quarterback and a shaky offensive line as they were able to rack up seven sacks and now have six or more in each of the last two games, the first time they've been able to do that since 1984 per Redskins Public Relations.
In his limited snaps, Sweat had his best game of his rookie year.
As of Wednesday and until at least late Thursday night, the Redskins are alive in the NFC East playoff chase. The Dallas Cowboys visit Soldier Field and the Chicago Bears on TNF and with a win, they would eliminate Washington.
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