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Redskins getting healthier, but many questions remain for Patriots game

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins keep getting closer to full health -- but they're still not sure when that day will come. There are some players who could return Sunday against the New England Patriots who have been out a while. But there are enough questions to prevent the Redskins from celebrating any sort of good fortune when it comes to injuries.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said seven players are listed as questionable for Sunday: linebackers Keenan Robinson and Ryan Kerrigan, corners Chris Culliver, Bashaud Breeland, DeAngelo Hall, center Kory Lichtensteiger and and receiver DeSean Jackson.

Here's a look at the key injuries for Washington entering the game:

Corner Chris Culliver: He did not practice Friday because of his knee (which he had drained within the last few weeks). Culliver said after practicing hard the previous two days, he did a pool workout instead and then watched practice. Culliver said he'll have a much better idea Saturday if he'll be able to play. He did look good covering in one-on-one drills Thursday. But he declined to say how optimistic he was about playing. "Nothing's definite," he said. "We'll see."

Linebacker Keenan Robinson: He was limited because of a shoulder issue that kept him out of practice Thursday. But Robinson was optimistic about his chances of playing Sunday.

Corner DeAngelo Hall: He was limited again because of his sprained toe. He did take part in individual drills, but earlier in the week. he did not yet look to have all of his explosion back.

Corner Bashaud Breeland: Also limited because of his hamstring injury. He was moving rather well, but did not seem to test it at 100 percent speed. Gruden said he did more in practice than previous days, but want to see how his hamstring responds Saturday or perhaps in pre-game Sunday.

Center Kory Lichtensteiger: Was limited because of the pinched nerve in his neck that has caused a loss of strength in his shoulder. Gruden said this will "come down to the wire" in pre-game Sunday. It's still about him being able to build more strength.

Receiver DeSean Jackson: He was limited because of his hamstring -- as has been the case all week. But Jackson has participated in one-on-one work and looked rather good.

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan: He was limited because of his broken right hand. But Kerrigan said Thursday that the surgeon who operated on his hand told him all looked well. So he and the team have been optimistic about him playing Sunday.

Among those on the list who were full participants Friday: center Josh LeRibeus, running back Chris Thompson, defensive end Jason Hatcher, tight end Anthony McCoy and corner Quinton Dunbar.