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Redskins’ Top Two Cornerbacks May Be Out Vs. Eagles

The Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins in Week one due to Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith drawing the attention of the Skins’ cornerbacks, specifically All-Pro Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland.

Fast-forward to the present, and it appears that neither Redskin corner may start Monday Night.

Josh Norman broke a rib against the Chiefs two weeks ago and it was preventing him from running. While he is allowed to lift weights, he still has yet to run, let alone practice. Norman has given the Eagles fits since joining Washington last season, and his absence would give the Eagles a major advantage.

Meanwhile, Bashaud Breeland, the Redskins number two corner, injured his MCL and will undergo tests on his knee. He walked around with a limp after Sunday’s Week Six victory over the 49ers. 

Their absences allowed the San Francisco 49ers to get back into the game and tie them (San Fran was on the road no less), and they did it with rookie Quarterback C.J. Beathard. He threw for 245 yards and a touchdown in two-and-a-half quarters of play.

This could be a major boon for Carson Wentz and, specifically, Alshon Jeffrey, who hasn’t played up to expectations since he was signed back in March. However, Jeffrey’s slow start can be attributed to learning a new scheme and constantly drawing the attention of the top corner.

Next Monday might be Jeffrey’s breakout game.

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