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Redskins Vs. Rams: Washington Not Practicing In Pads This Week To Limit Contact And Injury Potential

The Washington Redskins look to rebound from their first loss of the season — a heartbreaking 18-16 loss on Monday Night Football to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 — when they travel to St. Louis to take on the 0-3 Rams. Mike Shanahan looks like he’ll have a fairly healthy squad at his disposal at least based on the injury reports from Wednesday and now Thursday. That’s a relief considering the physicality of Monday’s loss against the Cowboys. However, as a precautionary measure, the Redskins are not wearing pads this week in practice and avoiding contact drills to limit the potential for undue wear and tear on his team. They’ve

At practice today, Anthony Armstrong, DeJon Gomes and Darrel Young were limited for the second consecutive day with hamstring injuries. The rest of the roster participated fully in Thursday’s sessions.

For St. Louis, Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson was again limited as he continues to recover from a contusion on his thigh. The Rams desperately need Jackson back close to full strength to help diversify a St. Louis offense that’s relied too heavily on the passing game so far this season.