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Washington Football Team gets huge news on injury front for Saints showdown

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Two of the Washington Football Team’s most dynamic playmakers will be suiting up in Week 5 after all.

Washington revealed Sunday morning that running back Antonio Gibson and wide receiver Curtis Samuel, both of whom were listed as questionable on Friday’s final injury report, are available to play against the New Orleans Saints.

Gibson told reporters during the leadup to Sunday’s game that he’s been playing through a stress fracture in his shin. Though the second-year running back insisted he wasn’t in a significant amount of pain, his limited status in practice throughout the week and final tag of questionable still made it possible Washington would elect to sit him against the Saints. Gibson enters Week 5 as the team’s leading rusher, with 253 yards on 59 carries and a touchdown.

Samuel, a key free-agent signing for Washington, only made his debut with the team last week after re-aggravating a groin strain in training camp, landing him on injured reserve. He caught each of his four targets for 19 yards in the team’s win over Atlanta, with Ron Rivera clearly easing him into his first game action since last season.

Expect both Gibson and Samuel to play crucial roles as Washington, 2-2, looks to get above .500 with a win over Jameis Winston and the Saints.