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All is well in Ashburn. The Redskins are 4-2, in sole possession of first place in the NFC East and preparing for their second divisional game of the season against the 1-6 New York Giants.
After playing against Dallas without two wide receivers and a starting cornerback, the status of multiple players for this Sunday remains unknown. Among those that didn’t practice Wednesday were Jamison Crowder (ankle), Shawn Lauvao (calf), Adrian Peterson (shoulder) and Quinton Dunbar (shin).
While Lauvao didn’t participate, he was seen on a separate practice field, working with a trainer and pulling weights. Redskins coach Jay Gruden gave Peterson Wednesday off, a trend he said we’ll likely see for the rest of the season.
With the trade deadline approaching, NFC East teams have been active in the trade market; since the beginning of the week, the Cowboys have traded for wide receiver Amari Cooper and the Giants have traded away cornerback Eli Apple and defensive tackle Damon Harrison.
Despite the history of being notorious spenders, don’t expect the Redskins to make a big move before next Tuesday.
“I feel good about the players we have,” Gruden said. “I think the depth we have is solid. I like where we’re at. If a great opportunity comes to get a player, that’s fine. But if we don’t get anybody, I’m okay with the guys we have.”
Week 1: W, Redskins 24, Cardinals 6
Week 2: L, Colts 21, Redskins 9
Week 3: W Redskins 31 Packers 17
Week 4: Bye
Week 5: L, Saints 43, Redskins 19
Week 6: W, Redskins 23, Panthers 17
Week 7: W, Redskins 20, Cowboys 17
Week 8: at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 9: vs. Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Week 10: at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 11: vs. Houston, 1 p.m.
Week 12: at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. (Thanksgiving)
Week 13: at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m. (MNF)
Week 14: vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 15: at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Week 16: at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Week 17: vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m.