Running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery said last week he expects Tate to regain his starting job upon his return, despite the sterling play of rookie running backs Terrance West (204 yards on 47 carries, 4.3 average, two touchdowns) and Isaiah Crowell (141 yards on 27 carries, 5.2 average, three touchdowns).
Some other Tuesday injury news:
» On the positive side for Washington, tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) participated in individual drills. Reed, who has missed the last two weeks, had been doing only side work with other rehabbing players.
»A rough season for the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line got worse Tuesday. The team place starting center Joe Hawley (knee) and right tackle Lamar Holmes (foot) on injured reserve, ending their seasons. The Falcons announced they will promote guard Harland Gunn from the practice squad. The Falcons also worked out center/guard Leroy Harris on Tuesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.