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Injuries force a roster shuffle in Washington before Sunday’s game

Washington has placed three players on the IR

NFL: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins roster is getting a forced makeover before Sunday’s divisional showdown with the New York Giants

Adam Schefter tweeted that Washington has placed three players on the injured reserve: guard Jonathan Cooper, cornerback Quinton Dunbar, and receiver Trey Quinn. That is in addition to quarterback Colt McCoy, who is likely done for the regular season after suffering a broken fibula (for which he has already had surgery).

Replacing McCoy is former Giants’ back-up QB Josh Johnson, as well as center Demetrius Rhaney, guard Zac Kerin, and defensive end Marcus Smith.

Fans of the Giants know how it feels to see a massive roster overhaul forced by injury. The Giants lead the NFL in injuries from 2013 through 2015, and it seemed as though they were adding another name to their injured reserve after every game (or even practice, at some points).

Last year the Giants had their entire receiving corps wiped out by injury in one game, losing Odell Beckham Jr., Dwayne Harris, and Brandon Marshall for the season and Sterling Shepard for a long stretch of games.

So while Giants’ fans might not exactly feel sympathy for their NFC East counterparts, they can at least recognize that losing a quarterback, a guard, and a cornerback in one week is a significant blow.