With the 2019 NFL season rapidly approaching, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is looking to finish the preseason as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen if wide receiver Trey Quinn can manage.
Quinn suffered a thumb injury during pregame warmups in the opener versus the Cleveland Browns. According to JP Finlay of NBC Sports, Gruden is optimistic that he will be available for Week 1:
“Gruden says there are ‘high hopes’ that Trey Quinn will be ready for Week 1 in Philly”
While Gruden is hopeful that Quinn’s status for the regular season is not in jeopardy, his situation will be one to monitor closely over the next couple of weeks. His comments indicate that the team may be taking a cautious approach by not having him log in any time in the final two preseason games.
Quinn became Mr. Irrelevant after being taken with the 256th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he has struggled to find his footing thus far in his young career due to multiple injuries. He spent most of his rookie year on injured reserve and ultimately finished the 2018 campaign with 75 receiving yards and one touchdown on nine receptions.
Washington has high hopes for a potential resurgence in the 2019 NFL season. They managed to shore up their depth under center this offseason. The onus will now be on the receiving corps to kick things up a notch as well.
The Redskins will certainly need all the help they can get when they open the season with back-to-back NFC East matchups.