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Week 14 Outlook
Perry Riley amounted three solo tackles in the Oakland Raiders Week 9 victory.
Perry Riley, having only played in five games for the Raiders this season, has now amassed 15 solo tackles to go along with one forced fumble. Oakland has to be thrilled with this production, considering Riley was brought in when LB Ben Heeney was placed on the IR and LB Malcolm Smith was dealing with a groin injury. Smith is now back and Riley looks to be a solid addition to an ever-improving Oakland defense.
According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, Redskins linebacker Perry Riley suffered a "flair up" of a right foot injury and is now in a walking boot. He is expected to meet with a specialist for consultation.
The foot injury occurred last season and caused Riley to miss the last quarter of the season. A re-aggravation certainly does not bode well for him, but there is no official word on the severity at the moment. If he were to miss time, rookies like Su'a Cravens and Steven Daniels would see more reps on the inside.
Perry Riley intercepted Drew Brees from the linebacker position in the 47-14 win over the Saints. He also led the team with seven total tackles.
Washington's defense will still be a dart throw, as they typically give up a lot of yards and points, and rely on sacks and turnovers for their fantasy points. They have six interceptions over their last five games after having none in the first four.
Redskins ILB Perry Riley has been ruled out for the Thursday night game against the New York Giants due to a leg injury. He injured his calf in the Week 2 victory over St. Louis and was unable to practice this week.
While not devastating, this is a fairly tough loss for the Redskins defense, especially given the short week leading up to tonight's game. The front seven has been strong early on this season, with Riley playing a role in that success. Will Compton, who was solid in the second half of last week's game after Riley's injury, will get the start. The Redskins, who deploy a 3-4 base defense, are depleted at ILB with only three active players at the position. They struggled against the Giants offense last year, and this injury makes the task of stopping New York more difficult tonight.
Washington ILB Perry Riley was held out of the Redskins walkthrough practice on Monday. He is dealing with a calf injury that forced him out of the Week 2 game against St. Louis.
Riley has played a key role in the Redskins strong showing on defense early on in the 2015 season. With a short week that has the Redskins playing Thursday, Riley's status is certainly in jeopardy for week 3. The Redskins are thin at inside linebacker with just three healthy players, as fellow ILB Martrell Spaight is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Will Compton is next in line if Riley can't go on Thursday vs. the Giants.