The big receiver of Washington Redskins Jamison Crowder has been downgraded for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay. It is the fifth consecutive consecutive game he has missed since he injured his ankle in a loss of October 8 to New Orleans.
Crowder did some work in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, but it always seemed a range to expect that he could play against the Buccaneers on Sunday. He said that his injury, initially described as a sprained ankle, was actually more serious and needed extra time to heal.
The coaches of Washington had expected Crowder to be a big part of the team's attack this year, after having scored 66 passes for 789 yards last season. But his leg injury kept him to only four games and 13 receptions for 134 yards.
Both Crowder and Redskins Coach Jay Gruden have said that the broad receiver must have his ankle healed before he can play in a game.
The loss is another blow for a foul that will be Chris Thompson (rib) without a third down specialist, leaving Trent Williams (thumb). Washington also lost the starting guards Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff for the season in last week's loss to Atlanta. Receiver Paul Richardson had a shoulder operation last week and is also off for the season.
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