Samaje Perine headlines Redskins' Week 1 inactives

Brian Tinsman
September 09, 2018 - 3:22 pm

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With a fairly clean injury report this week, the Washington Redskins made some rather obvious selections for game day inactives for Week 1 vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

Here's the list released before the game, with running back Samaje Perine and receiver Maurice Harris as the only notable names:

Harris is still recovering from a concussion suffered in the preseason and did not practice all week. He was ruled out before the team traveled.

Fellow receiver Jamison Crowder did not practice on Friday due to personal reasons but is not listed on the game day inactive list. He is expected to be suited up and available.

Perine, who is currently listed as tied with Byron Marshall for fourth-string running back on the Redskins' depth chart, continues a rough start to his sophomore season.

After rookie Derrius Guice tore his ACL in the first preseason game, Perine was given a chance to seize the starting job. Unfortunately, he suffered a minor injury that caused the team to turn to veteran Adrian Peterson, who made a convincing case for the starting job in the third preseason game. Even returning for the fourth preseason game, Perine did not impress and was forced down the depth chart.

Peterson is expected to get the start, with Chris Thompson returning from a broken leg that ended his 2017 season prematurely. The team will also suit up Marshall and Rob Kelley, who have similar skill sets to Thompson and Peterson.

On the opposite sideline, the Cards will be without tight end Jermaine Gresham and local backup quarterback Mike Glennon, both listed as game day inactives:


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