Due to a knee injury, Washington Redskins safety Oshiomogho Atogwe did not participate in the team's Thursday practice, further casting doubt on his availability for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. This news comes via John Keim of the Washington Examiner, who also notes the team limited tight end Fred Davis during practice due to a sprained ankle.
In addition, left guard Trent Williams, who has missed each of Washington's last two games, "set it back" during Thursday's practice, coach Mike Shanahan told reporters. The Redskins need Williams healthy in order to bolster their offensive line, which has yielded 13 sacks in the two games he's missed, including a franchise-record 10 against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Atogwe has 27 tackles (20 solo) and one interception this season. Davis, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 on the team in catches (36) and yards (517). The season-ending injuries to top wideout Santana Moss and backup tight end Chris Cooley put even more pressure on Davis to be involved in the passing game.
Shanahan declined to say whether he would use Kareem Moore in Atogwe's place if Atogwe is unable to play, according to Rick Maese. Washington must decide by Nov. 16 if it plans to keep Moore on the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve. A knee injury has sidelined Moore for the entire 2011 season to date.