Washington Redskins Logan Paulsen sprains MCL

Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen (82) runs onto the field prior to a morning walkthrough as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen is the blocking TE on the Redskins, and he doesn’t get many opportunities to catch the football with Jordan Reed and Fred Davis above him on the depth chart. But with Reed out last week, Paulsen was able to catch two passes for 46 yards against the Oakland Raiders. His best game on the season, though, was in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions, as he caught four passes for 51 yards (he also did not fumble, unlike on Sunday). Paulsen is a blocking tight end for the Redskins through-and-through, and he won’t be getting many targets this year as long as Reed and Davis stay healthy.

Both should be good to go next week, as Reed’s injury was just a one-week injury, and it would be a shock to see Davis miss next week’s game against the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys after playing on Sunday. Davis, however, barely played, as he was clearly hobbled with the injury. Reed has usurped the veteran Davis as the Redskins starting TE, and the very talented rookie pass-catching TE is set to get more and more targets as the year goes on.

Where does that leave Logan Paulsen? Well, he’ll be the steady blocker, but he won’t be blocking for likely a few weeks. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Paulsen has sprained his MCL and will likely miss a couple of weeks with the injury, though Paulsen “isn’t really sure” about a timetable. This is only a minor injury for the Washington Redskins offense, but it could be major if Reed and Davis don’t mend as smoothly as expected (if they have any setbacks).

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Topics: Fred Davis, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Washington Redskins

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