The Redskins defensive line, which had already been shaky to begin with, is about to get much, much thinner. The team has put Ma'ake Kemoeatu and Phillip Daniels on IR, ending their season, according to Adam Caplan of NFL Buzz.
The Washington Redskins have placed starting NT Ma’ake Kemoeatu (undisclosed) and backup DE Phillip Daniels (abdomen) on injured reserve. The team filled one of the spots on the 53-man roster with DE Rob Jackson, who was signed off the practice squad. The Redskins have not announced the moves, but a source confirmed the transactions were made on Tuesday.
That makes three players so far, if you want to include Albert Haynesworth, who were supposed to be a big part of the defensive front that will not be playing in the final three games. It's been a struggle in that area already for the Redskins, and things might be getting a whole lot worse.
Kemoeatu's injury is not disclosed, but he missed all of last season with an Achilles injury so it might be relating back to that.
Matt Terl is now reporting that the team has also signed defensive lineman Darrion Scott to fill the remaining roster spot.