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Redskins RB Keith Marshall suffered a sprained elbow in Friday night's preseason game, the team announced. It doesn't sound like a serious injury, but Marshall can't afford to miss much time after a disappointing August. He was rotating 1st-team reps with RB Rob Kelley before exiting. RB Matt Jones is out with his shoulder injury and has no clear-cut handcuff right now.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that RB Matt Jones is dealing with a "2nd-degree separation" of his AC joint. Gruden didn't provide a timeline for Jones' return but did say he's already made "significant strides" in his recovery. The news has been all positive on Jones since the injury, but Grade 2 shoulder sprains tend to be multi-week injuries. We're not yet considering him a lock for Week 1. Gruden also intimated that Rob Kelley, not Keith Marshall, is next up on the depth chart behind Jones. We're not very interested in either Kelley or Marshall at this point.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden downplayed RB Matt Jones' shoulder injury after Thursday night's preseason game. Gruden said that Jones is dealing with a "slight separation" of the AC joint and that it "won't be too long" until he returns. That doesn't give us a definitive timetable, but it at least suggests that Jones will be back in time for Week 1. We'll see how much practice he misses in the meantime.

The Redskins announced that RB Matt Jones suffered an AC sprain in his shoulder in Friday night's preseason game. The severity of the sprain will determine exactly how long he's out, but consider him week-to-week for now. Jones could be back in time for Week 1, but any missed time is unfortunate for a guy expected to step into the lead role this year. Jones' absence leaves Washington's backfield to Chris Thompson, Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley. Marshall certainly has the most upside of the group but hasn't looked NFL-ready through 2 preseason games.

Washington RB Matt Jones left Friday’s game after landing hard on his left shoulder. Jones went to the locker room to get checked out, and we’ll pass along an update when we learn more. He was hot and cold before departing, fumbling a handoff but showing some burst on 7 carries for 31 yards.

Matt Jones is the Redskins' "workhorse back," according to the Washington Post's Mike Jones. "At least that's the plan," he adds somewhat ominously. That jibes with basically everything we've heard this offseason. Jones is going to get a shot to establish himself as the clear lead dog. If he struggles with ball security or doesn't improve on last year's 3.4 yards per carry, though, Washington could turn to some combination of Keith Marshall and Chris Thompson. Jones is going in the middle of the 6th round in recent MFL10s.

There's been lots of hype on Redskins RB Keith Marshall lately. But the team remains high on RB Matt Jones. “Matt Jones is gonna have a heckuva year,” GM Scot McCloughan said. “Matt, I think, is going to step up and have a really good year. A really good year. I mean, shock people.” OC Sean McVay added that Jones is a "breakout candidate." We're still not completely sold on Jones as a player. But it's clear that Washington is going to give him a shot to be the lead back. That makes Jones a risk/reward pick at his early-6th-round ADP.

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan raved about rookie RB Keith Marshall on Monday and called his team's backfield a "2-headed monster." Marshall is "a 1-cut guy, and when he puts his foot in the ground, he can fly," McCloughan said. "And you know, Matt [Jones] is gonna be Matt, and I think Matt's gonna be a really good player for us. But as you know ... it's a 2-headed monster in the backfield." McCloughan later added that it could even be a 3-headed monster, presumably referring to change-of-pace type Chris Thompson. This is the 1st time we've heard from Washington that Marshall could be a threat to Jones' workload. We'll be keeping a close eye on this backfield in preseason action.

Washington RB Matt Jones was given a day of rest on Thursday due to knee soreness. It’s not a concern, but the knee is something to monitor going forward. Jones hasn’t garnered much hype early on in training camp.

Redskins insider Mike Jones left rookie RB Keith Marshall off his latest 53-man roster prediction. Marshall "must get healthy and stay on the field," Jones writes. After an injury-riddled career at Georgia, the 7th-rounder missed time this spring with a hamstring issue. A healthy Marshall is an intriguing prospect, but he's not worth rostering in redraft leagues right now. We'll see if he makes any noise this summer. RB Matt Jones remains the heavy favorite to lead Washington in touches this year.

The Redskins "saw what they wanted" from RB Matt Jones this spring, according to ESPN's John Keim. "The sense is that they’re in a better spot than they were a year ago if he performs this season the way he has practiced this spring," Keim adds. Jones has a clear path to a heavy workload this season. He basically just needs to not lose that role, and it sounds like he's off to a fine start. Jones is capable of returning big value at his current 5th-round price tag.

The Redskins nabbed RB Keith Marshall in the 7th round of the 2016 draft.  A highly touted recruit out of high school, Marshall averaged more yards per carry than Todd Gurley when both guys were freshmen at Georgia in 2012.  He tore his ACL the following year, though, and never got back on track.  But Marshall looked plenty healthy at the Combine when he blazed a 4.31-second 40-yard dash.  There's upside here if he can recapture that pre-injury form.  Despite being a 7th-round pick, Marshall could put heat on RB Matt Jones in Washington.

Just in case you were wondering: Yeah, Washington let RB Alfred Morris walk in free agency because the team is ready to bet on 2nd-year RB Matt Jones. “Matt played well and we're very excited about him,” Gruden said this week, per CSN Mid-Atlantic. “He’s a big, strong, powerful back that I think can handle the workload; time will tell on that. We’re taking a bit of a gamble here, but based on our professional opinion, we believe he can handle it and be very, very effective at it, toting the rock.” Gruden conceded that Jones needs to "protect the ball" better after the rookie fumbled 5 times among just 163 touches in 2015. But it sounds like anyone else Washington might add to the backfield this offseason will be more complement or insurance than challenger. Jones looks the part in terms of size and speed but averaged a modest 4.8 yards per carry career in college and never topped 166 carries in a season.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden revealed that RB Matt Jones had "minor groin-related" surgery after the season.  He missed the final 2 regular-season games and Washington's playoff loss with a hip injury.  It's unclear if the surgery was related.  Regardless, Gruden expects Jones to be ready for OTAs, so it doesn't seem like a major concern.  Jones turned in a mostly disappointing rookie campaign, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry and losing 4 fumbles.  The Redskins still seem high on him, though, and he's the current favorite to open the 2016 season as the lead back with Alfred Morris set to hit free agency.

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Washington RB Matt Jones (hip) is inactive for today's game against the Packers. That only further solidifies Alfred Morris as the lead back, while likely leaving more snaps for 3rd-down types Chris Thompson and Pierre Thomas.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Wednesday that RB Matt Jones will be the "odd-man out" of the RB rotation if he doesn't get healthy quickly.  The rookie missed the final 2 games of the regular season with a hip injury but put in a limited practice on Wednesday.  We'll see how he progresses over the next couple of days, but he'll be tough to trust in fantasy lineups this weekend.  Alfred Morris is the best bet in Washington's backfield.

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