NFC Notes: 49ers, Panthers, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks





Redskins HC Jay Gruden mentioned during a conference call on Friday that they will evaluate whether to shut lt Trent Williams and TE Jordan Reed down for the season.

I think if they’re good enough to go, they need to go,” Gruden said, via the Washington Post. “But we’ll see how they’re doing from a longevity standpoint. We obviously don’t want to hurt anybody’s future and a chance for them to injury themselves long-term. But if it’s just a nagging ankle sprain or something like that where the guys can play through it, then they’ll play through it. We’ve got to dress 46 guys out there, and we’ll dress the healthiest guys we can.

Williams may need to undergo surgery after the season, and Gruden explained that they’ll see how his timeline for the procedure will project before deciding anything.

“Let’s find out what the timeline is for the surgery — if he has to have surgery number one, what type of surgery it’s going to be and how long it’s going to put him out,” Gruden said. “We’ll take all that and figure out what we’re going to do with him. If he’s good enough to finish the season, we’ll finish out the season. We need him. Kirk [Cousins] needs him. We’ll go by what the doctors say, how Trent feels and make our decision with Trent.”


  • The New Orleans Saints officially ruled out TE Coby Fleener (concussion) and S Marcus Williams (groin) for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
  • The Saints also list LT Terron Armstead (thigh/shoulder),  CB Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and CB P.J. Williams (shoulder) all as being questionable for Week 13.


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