The San Francisco 49ers will face a rested Washington squad this week, as they come off their Week 5 bye. The bye week came at a good time, as Washington is dealing with a variety of bumps and bruises. They had 12 players appear on their Week 4 injury report for injury-specific reasons (Kirk Cousins was listed when he got a day off), with six of them listed as questionable for their game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Washington returned to the practice field on Monday following their bye week. They will not issue a formal practice participation report until Wednesday, but there were some details on who took part in practice.
Running back Rob Kelley did not take part in the session. He was questionable last week with a rib injury, but ended up playing. He left the game with an ankle injury, however, so Wednesday’s practice participation report will be worth a look. They used a running back rotation, which will likely continue this week. Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine have shown enough to keep the rotation in play.
Starting safety D.J. Swearinger did not practice. He suffered a hamstring injury in practice leading up to their Monday Night Football game, but played every snap that night. I imagine this is primarily a rest day to avoid tweaking the hamstring.
Trent Williams did not practice as he recovers from a knee injury. He missed a few snaps on Monday Night Football, and had an MRI this past week, but he is expected to play on Sunday.
Cornerback Josh Norman was also a DNP. He suffered a rib injury on Monday Night Football, and is expected to be sidelined up to four weeks. Bashaud Breeland and Quinton Dunbar will start at cornerback for Washington.
Montae Nicholson going through drills. DJ Swearinger is not. Rob Kelley and Deshazor Everett working on the side w trainers— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 9, 2017
Also not practicing for Washington today: RB Rob Kelley, LB Zach Brown, S Deshazor Everett and CB Josh Norman.... https://t.co/9LjMpT9Vd2— John Keim (@john_keim) October 9, 2017