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#WASvsTEN Injury Report: Vernon Davis, Josh Doctson Questionable 

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This week’s injury report is brought to you by, Inova Sports Medicine, the Official Sports Medicine Center, Partner & Provider of the Washington Redskins.

**Update** On Friday, the Redskins announced that tight end Vernon Davis, wide receiver Maurice Harris and tackle Ty Nsekhe were downgraded to "out" for Saturday's game.

The Redskins know only two players – Colt McCoy and Jordan Reed – won’t be available for them on Saturday, but the injury list remained rather extensive with nine others listed as questionable to take the field against the Titans this weekend.

The entire list includes wide receiver Josh Doctson (lower back spasms), tight end Vernon Davis (concussion), wide receiver Maurice Harris (concussion), tackle Ty Nsekhe (knee), linebacker Ryan Anderson (hamstring), guard Tony Bergstrom (ankle), defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (shin), defensive lineman Tim Settle (pectoral) and Austin Howard (hip).

The biggest concerns remain on offense, as Davis didn’t practice Thursday after experiencing concussion-like symptoms on Wednesday. He will remain in the protocol until he passes the necessary tests.

“He passed all the concussion tests on Sunday and then yesterday I guess it was, he was developing some symptoms, so we had to put him through the protocol type deal and that’s what's going on right now,” head coach Jay Gruden said. “Very similar to Maurice Harris."

Nsekhe, who re-aggravated his knee against the Jaguars, didn’t participate in practice this week, meaning the Redskins may need to switch up the left guard spot once again. The more positive side is that Bergstrom, who has missed the last two games, practiced all week and could slot back into the right guard position. Tackle Austin Howard’s hip injury could also decide who takes over at left guard.

“If you don’t adjust to movement nowadays you have no chance in the running game or the passing game,” Gruden said. “I think we’ll be okay though, we have to just change up our run schemes a little bit, change up our pass protections from time to time and make sure we change the launch point of the quarterback to have a chance. If we think we’re just going to drop back seven steps and throw it every time we’re kidding ourselves. If we’re going to hand it up the middle every time it’s not going to happen. So, we just have to make sure we change it up. It’s our job as coaches to do that and then their job as players is to make sure they handle the movement."

As for Doctson, who played in Jacksonville after clearing concussion protocol, he sustained some back pains following practice Wednesday, making his availability uncertain for Saturday.

“This morning I think he developed a little bit of a [type of] deal, so he's been in treatment all day,” Gruden said. “We'll see how he's doing tomorrow."

The defense would like to have linebacker Ryan Anderson back after the Alabama product missed the last two games with the hamstring injury. The Redskins hope Ioannidis and Settle are also available to play as they look to stop running back Derrick Henry.

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