LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Although the Washington Redskins rested a number of key starters, they could not keep away from accidents of their season preseason recreation.
With quarterback Kirk Cousins, receiver DeSean Jackson and cornerback Josh Norman watching from the sideline, prime operating again Matt Jones left within the first quarter of the Redskins’ 22-18 victory towards the New York Jets with a sprained left shoulder.
Jones could not increase his hand above his head even after the sport, however coach Jay Gruden was cautiously optimistic concerning the state of affairs.
”We’ll proceed to get him checked out, get rehab and hopefully it will not be too lengthy,” Gruden stated. ”It is a bit upsetting, however I feel he will be OK. I do not assume it will be an extended damage.”
Jones seemed good with 31 yards on seven carries earlier than Calvin Pryor landed on him after pushing him out of bounds. The Redskins (1-1) can sick afford to lose Jones given their lack of skilled depth behind him.
Third-down again Chris Thompson, rookies Robert Kelley and Keith Marshall and second-yr participant Mack Brown cut up the majority of the carries after Jones left. Vast receiver Rashad Ross was among the many standouts for Washington with seven catches, together with two touchdowns, for fifty eight yards.
”I assumed Ross performed excellent,” stated quarterback Colt McCoy, who discovered he was beginning as he got here out of the tunnel earlier than the sport and was thirteen of sixteen for 159 yards. ”Ross brings velocity to the desk, and that is an enormous asset. When he makes use of it that means, it is good for the offense.”
Having all the choices is best for the offense, however Gruden opted to relaxation Cousins, Jackson and Pierre Garcon – and Norman, cornerback Bashaud Breeland and linebackers Will Compton and Ryan Kerrigan on protection – to see different gamers in essential spots.
The Jets (1-1) noticed good issues out of undrafted rookie receiver Robby Anderson, who made six catches for 131 yards. The Temple product hauled in a 50-yard cross from third-stringer Bryce Petty and made a forty two-yard landing catch.
”He is obtained a really, very sneaky approach of creating onerous catches look straightforward,” Petty stated. ”He is made a bunch of these catches in follow, so it is good to see that transition to the sport.”
Cornerback Darrelle Revis made an impression in his preseason debut, choosing off McCoy in the long run zone throughout Washington’s opening drive. Beginning quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was four of 9 for 35 yards, and Bilal Powell ran for 23 yards on three carries.
Rookie Nate Sudfeld led Washington on the sport-profitable drive, finishing it with an 18-yard landing cross to Kendal Thompson with 29 seconds left.
Jets: QB Christian Hackenberg did not get into the sport, which coach Todd Bowles repeatedly referred to as a ”coach’s determination.”
Redskins: Sudfeld, a sixth-spherical select of Indiana enjoying towards brother Zach for the primary time, was 10 of 20 for seventy seven yards, with most of that approaching the ultimate drive.
Jets: Okay Ross Martin, a rookie out of Duke, made a forty-yard subject aim and hit the fitting upright on an additional-level try. Nick People made his additional-level try. ”Subject aim kicking is straightforward, you make otherwise you miss,” Bowles stated.
Redskins: Together with Ross, WR Ryan Grant had 4 catches for forty three yards. … OL Spencer Lengthy’s pricey palms-to-the-face penalty that led to a security did not assist him in a contest at left guard towards Shawn Lauvao, although it got here with him at middle.
Jets: LB Erin Henderson left with a shoulder damage that Bowles termed a stinger. … WR Quincy Enunwa suffered a concussion whereas inflicting a fumbled punt return. … DL Lawrence Thomas left with a shoulder damage, and Bowles wasn’t positive of the severity. … RB Matt Forte (hamstring) was lively however didn’t play. … DE Muhammad Wilkerson didn’t gown as he works again from a damaged proper leg suffered within the common-season finale.
Redskins: LT Trent Williams (sore proper knee) and TE Jordan Reed (sprained thumb) have been held out for the second consecutive recreation.
Jets: Petty on pushing Geno Smith for the backup QB job: ”When you’re gunning to be the backup, I feel you are fallacious. I feel we’re all gunning to be the starter.”
Redskins: Gruden on penalties: ”There’s citation marks on a few these. … It is nonetheless preseason for the referees, too.”
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