- TE Vernon Davis (back) told reporters there was a “small chance” he’ll play against the Chiefs on Sunday.
“We’ll make that decision in the next 48-plus hours,” Belichick said, via the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Belichick added that it takes time for players that have missed time to get acclimated to playing with the other players on the field.
“You could go out there and run laps around the field forever and do sit-ups, but until you put the other 21 guys out there on the field it’s different,” Belichick said. “Guys that miss time, whether it’s a player coming back off an injury or the Tyms-Browner situation or whatever it is, there’s an element to football — reactions, timing, execution — that’s separate from conditioning.”
According to Keim, Orakpo’s needs to make more game-changing plays while Meriweather and Riley must improve their ability to hold up in coverage.
Keim mentions that although Riley is under contract for next season, Washington could always release him with the post-June 1 designation and save $3 million in cap room.
- QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was able to do some stretching with the team before Saturday’s practice. (Mike Jones)
- LT Trent Williams put in a limited practice on Saturday. (Mike Jones)
- TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice on Saturday and is questionable for Week 5. (Mike Jones)
- S Harrison Smith (ankle) was seen sporting a walking boot while in the locker room on Friday. (Master Tesfatsion)