Lichtensteiger had played every snap for the Redskins this season before spraining his ankle in the season finale against the Dallas Cowboys. Lichtensteiger is still hopeful that he will be able to play against the Seattle Seahawks, but will likely need to participate on Friday in order to play on Sunday. Shanahan proved unwilling to speculate on the guard's chances to suit up.
Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins and linebacker London Fletcher both practiced in full on Thursday after missing practice on Wendesday. Cousins missed practice with the flu, while Fletcher is battling an ankle injury.
DeJon Gomes returned to practice as well, but only in a limited fashion. Gomes and Johnson are both currently struggling with knee injuries.