The New York Giants are relatively healthy going into a Week 14 game against the Washington Redskins despite a season-ending shoulder injury to safety Landon Collins, listing only linebackers B.J. Goodson and Tae Davis as questionable.
The same good fortunes have not extended to the Redskins, who in addition to placing several key players on injured reserve this week, will be without at least three others and, potentially, seven others this weekend.
Washington announced on Friday night that quarterback Colt McCoy (leg), linebacker Ryan Anderson (hamstring) and offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom (knee/ankle) are out on Sunday.
Mark Sanchez will obviously play in place of McCoy, while Luke Bowanko will replace Bergstrom and several reserves will makeup for Anderson’s absence.
In addition to those three, the Redskins also announced that linebacker Zach Brown (illness), defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (shin), center Chase Roullier (knee) and wide receiver Josh Doctson (hip) are questionable.
“We’ll figure that out but we have a nice walkthrough just to get our things tied down with who’s going to be in there communication-wise. It could be a rotational type thing,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of his available guards. “There’s no law that says you can’t sub guards in and out in between series and check out some different guys in different spots. We like to stay consistent but we have different flavors of guards. We have the mammoth guards we can put in there; we have the more athletic guards we can put in there. Right now, we’re leaning one way but we’ll hunker down .”
If Roullier is unable to play on Sunday, Washington’s offensive line will be a mess across the board. That doesn’t help with a brand new quarterback under center and one of the team’s best wide receivers also potentially sitting.