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Redskins’ RB Matt Jones out with knee injury

The Washington Redskins will not have RB Matt Jones for this weekend’s game in London. They have officially ruled him out with a knee injury. As noted by Ian Rapoport:

“The Redskins have ruled out RB Matt Jones (knee), which explains why they elevated RB Mack Brown from the practice squad.”

That said, it won’t be Brown who gets the start. The Redskins are going with rookie Rob Kelley. He played his college ball at Tulane and wasn’t drafted, so the way he’s moved up into a starting role is huge for him. Last week, he had 17 carries for 103 yards. That’s a terrific average of 6.1 yards per attempt. Though he didn’t have a rushing TD, he did catch a one-yard pass for a score. When asked about this week, he said:

“It’s a little bit of hype and a little bit of nervousness. I’m just excited to try to go out there and do good, really. I want to go out there, not think about it too much and just play.”

Tight end Jordan Reed is questionable as he tries to return from a concussion, as is CB Josh Norman, who got a concussion last week. Norman has been adamant that he’s healthy, saying:

“For me, yeah, I expect to play. We’ll see. Think they’ll clear me today or tomorrow, see an independent doctor, then we’ll see. I don’t see why not. For me, that’s what I want to do. I want to go out and face one of the best (Bengals’ WR A.J. Green). I get up for that. I get hyped for that.”

 

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