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Injuries: Josh Norman (rib) expected to play Sunday

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The Washington Redskins didn't exactly fare well against Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles, but there's good news: Their best defensive back appears set to return.

Josh Norman should be good to go for Washington's game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, NFL Network's Jane Slater reported Friday. Norman missed Washington's Monday Night Football loss to the Eagles with a rib injury.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters that, while Norman still needs to get final clearance, the corner "looks like he's going to be fine." He is officially listed as questionable.

One of the league's top cornerbacks, Norman offers an immediate boost or perhaps more accurately, a return to expectation for Washington's secondary, which definitely missed him in Week 7. Wentz threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns in the win over the Redskins.

It wasn't all good news Friday for the Redskins' defense. Gruden told reporters that the team is placing injured linebacker Mason Foster on IR with a torn labrum. Foster has been dealing with a shoulder injury for many weeks, but played the last two weeks without incident.

Tackle Ty Nsekhe (core muscle) will not play. Center Spencer Long (quads) was also ruled out and will be replaced by rookie Chase Roullier.

The following Redskins, including most of Washington's offensive line, are questionable: CB Bashaud Breeland (knee), G Tyler Catalina (concussion), S Deshazor Everett (hamstring), S Stefan McClure (knee, hamstring), CB Fabian Moreau (hamstring), T Morgan Moses (ankle, ankle), G Brandon Scherff (knee, back), LB Preston Smith (groin), T Trent Williams (knee).

Other injury news we're tracking on Friday:

1. Minnesota Vikings receivers Stefon Diggs (groin/ankle) and Michael Floyd (hamstring), tackle Riley Reiff (knee), center/guard Nick Easton (calf) and cornerback Mackenzie Alexander (hip) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns in London.

2. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Friday that cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring), tight end Charles Clay (knee) and linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb) will be out for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Safety Jordan Poyer (knee) and guard Richie Incognito (ankle) remain day-to-day. Incognito was limited at practice and is listed as questionable.

3. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said on Friday that cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle) will be listed as questionable.

4. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross (knee) is officially off the injury report. The rookie should play this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, his first start since Week 2. Ross has no catches and one rush for 12 yards on the season.

5. New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (concussion) and starting right tackle Brandon Shell (neck) will not play against the Atlanta Falcons. Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/foot) is questionable; the defensive lineman was questionable, but played against the Dolphins and put up his best game of the season.

6. Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (neck) and running back Fozzy Whitaker (ankle) will not play. Linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion), kicker Graham Gano (knee/illness), tight end Ed Dickson (ankle) and safety Kurt Coleman (knee) are questionable. Kuechly has been cleared from the concussion protocol. The Panthers signed kicker Roberto Aguayo to the practice squad this week in case Gano's a no-go.

7. Indianapolis Colts linebacker John Simon (neck) and cornerback Rashaan Melvin (concussion) have both been ruled out against the Bengals. Starting center Ryan Kelly (knee, pelvis) will play.

8. Chicago Bears center Hroniss Grasu (hand) and running back Benny Cunningham (hamstring) are questionable to play against the New Orleans Saints.

9. Cleveland Browns rookie safety Jabrill Peppers (toe) is questionable, while veteran cornerback Jason McCourty (ankle) is doubtful after sitting out practice all week. Kenny Britt (knee/groin) is off the injury report and should be good to go against the Vikings.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt (back), tight end Vance McDonald (knee) and offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) have all been ruled out against the Lions.

11. Los Angeles Chargers tackle Joe Barksdale (foot) is listed as doubtful and defensive tackle Corey Liuget (back) and running back Melvin Gordon (foot) are questionable to play against the New England Patriots.

12. Dallas Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said that kicker Dan Bailey could be out four or more weeks with his groin injury. Dallas signed Mike Nugent to kick in the meantime.

Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) will not play against the Redskins; defensive tackle Maliek Collins (foot) and linebacker Justin Durant (groin) are questionable; and tackle Tyron Smith (back/hip) was taken off the injury report.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without three members of its secondary against the Panthers. Brent Grimes (shoulder), Robert McClain (concussion) and Josh Robinson (concussion) are all out. Defensive tackle Chris Baker (ankle) is questionable. Jameis Winston (shoulder) is also listed as questionable, but is expected to play.

14. Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and starting left tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) are both out against the Steelers. Golden Tate (shoulder), Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and Paul Worrilow (knee) are listed as questionable.

15. Oakland Raiders safety Karl Joseph (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills, while cornerbacks David Amerson (foot) and Gareon Conley (shin) will sit. Tackle Marshall Newhouse (foot) and punter Marquette King (right groin) is listed as questionable.

16. Seattle Seahakws guard Luke Joeckel (knee) won't play against the Texans, while running back C.J. Prosise (ankle) is doubtful. Listed as questionable are center Justin Britt (ankle), cornerback Jeremy Lane (groin, finger) and defensive end Marcus Smith (ankle).

17. New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola said he's good to go after injuring his knee. Tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle), corner Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), defensive ends Lawrence Guy (chest) and Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and linebacker Elandon Roberts (ankle) are questionable to play against the Chargers. Malcom Brown (ankle) and Eric Rowe (groin) will not play.

18. Houston Texans linebacker Jelani Jenkins (hand) and defensive tackle Kendall Langford (back) are questionable to play against Seattle.

19. San Francisco 49ers defensive end Aaron Lynch (calf) and cornerback K'Waun Williams (quadricep) will not play against the Eagles. Linebacker Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs) and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (back) are listed as questionable.

20. Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph announced linebacker Todd Davis (ankle), receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ankle), defensive end Derek Wolfe (foot, hand) and tight end Virgil Green (shoulder) are questionable for their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Offensive tackle Donald Stephenson (calf) was ruled out.

21. Pass rusher Justin Houston (knee) and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (knee) are listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Broncos.

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