Redskins LT Trent Williams' left knee 'structurally sound'
Oct 27 2016
Jones knows that, too. Left tackle Trent Williams, who sprained his left knee on the Redskins' last-ditch drive in Sunday's loss at Detroit, was also dressed but appeared to be observing more than taking part, still walking gingerly.
The Washington Redskins (4-3) saw their four-game winning streak end last week on the road against the Detroit Lions, and they will travel much farther this week when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) in London as underdogs on the National Football League point spreads. Jones also mishandled a handoff that he fumbled and then recovered (because he never had full possession, the official fumble belongs to quarterback Kirk Cousins). Thompson, ideally, is used specifically as the third down back, but due to his strong performance Sunday it's likely we'll see more from him in weeks to come. If he doesn't, he does now.
Jones has averaged one fumble every 33 carries this season - the average is 100.68 carries per fumble. The Bengals have won three straight meetings with the Redskins and the two have hit the under in three of their last five meetings. The Redskins might opt to keep uncertain players at home as a precaution.
He made it sound as if Jones - a second-year player who leads the Redskins with 99 carries and 460 yards rushing - could lose some of his touches to Chris Thompson and rookie Robert Kelley.
"Got to get this taste out of our mouth, " Gruden said. Plus, he often has to pick up the blitz, leading to more collisions. "He's still not a very big guy".
The Redskins have still moved the ball in his absence, with 910 yards combined in his two missed games. Jamison Crowder had an outstanding game Sunday.
The Bengals four losses this year have all been to teams with winning records (Pittsburgh, Denver, Dallas, and New England) so this will be a tough call between two teams that evenly match up. That's just rule number one. So, that's something we have to address and look at as a staff. As far as his confidence, we're more anxious about the team's success than somebody's confidence. We'll have to get an answer before, obviously.
Harris returned a punt on a bounce from his own 15-yard line with 7 seconds remaining, then gained only 2 yards before being tackled low by Los Angeles Rams safety Cory Littleton. He took his eyes off the exchange another time, tried to make the cut before he got the ball.