Jones-Drew is out, but so are three Redskins linemen
Kickoff at EverBank Field is less than a couple of hours away here on a cold day in Jacksonville. While the weather isn't ideal, it certainly could be much worse today closer to home. If the Redskins are unable to fly back after the game because of the storm along the East Coast, team officials say they do have a contingency plan in place.
Meanwhile, Redskins players are focused on spoiling the Jaguars' playoff hopes. Washington will catch a break today: Maurice Jones-Drew is not expected to play for the Jaguars because of a knee injury.
Jones-Drew is second in the NFL with 1,324 rushing yards, and the Redskins are ranked No. 27 against the run. Washington gives up an average of 134.4 rushing yards per outing.
Second-year running back Rashad Jennings will likely start in Jones-Drew's place. Jennings has 319 yards this season on 47 carries, an average of 6.8 yards per carry. He has three touchdowns, including a 74-yarder in limited action this season. Today will mark his second career start.
To make matters worse for Washington, the Redskins placed three defensive linemen on injured reserve last week, including starters Kedric Golston and Maake Kemoeatu. Without them, the Redskins will likely start Vonnie Holliday at defensive end and Anthony Bryant for a second week in a row at nose tackle.
| December 26, 2010; 11:26 AM ET
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