ASHBURN, Va. – The Redskins will have to redshirt another first-round rookie for the second straight season. After 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson only appeared in two games last season, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen’s season will be cut short due to a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot.
On Thursday during his press conference, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that Allen will be placed on the injured reserve and “rehab them and see where they go.”
When asked if there was a chance Allen could return at some point this season, Gruden answered “Absolutely, yeah.”.
Although he only had one sack through five games, Allen’s consistent pass rush aided others on the defensive line. “He is a young player, but he plays it like a veteran,” said ‘Skins head coach Jay Gruden.
“He doesn’t have a lot of sacks obviously, but he was getting push in the pocket which was critical for the interior guys so the edge guys can get home. Just all around, he has played well.”
Gruden said lineman Anthony Lanier would replace Allen in the rotation.