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Washington Redskins without rookie defensive tackle Daron Payne for three weeks

The Washington Redskins will be without rookie defensive tackle Daron Payne for two to three weeks after his left ankle was stepped on in training camp on Friday.


Reuters 28 Jul 2018, 03:19 PM United States

The Washington Redskins will be without rookie defensive tackle Daron Payne for two to three weeks after his left ankle was stepped on in training camp on Friday.

The 13th overall pick out of Alabama, Payne will be in a walking boot for a week, according to the team.

Payne is expected to pair with 2017 first-round pick Jonathan Allen, also out of Alabama, on the defensive line and has lined up at nose tackle thus far in camp.

Head coach Jay Gruden doesn't seem worried by the injury.

"He'll probably get stronger in his two weeks working out," said Gruden, per ESPN. "He's in great shape, so it's not a big deal. He's already very smart, knows the defense, so he's in great shape."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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