Redskins' Jacoby to start tomorrow

November 14, 1992|By Vito Stellino

Right tackle Joe Jacoby practiced for the first time in the last two weeks yesterday and is now scheduled to start for the Washington Redskins against the Kansas City Chiefs tomorrow.

But the Redskins don't know how long Jacoby, who has a pinched nerve in his neck, will be able to play. If he can't go all the way, rookie Matt Elliott will come in at center and Raleigh McKenzie will move to right tackle.

Jacoby didn't start last week, but came in when Mo Elewonibi suffered a knee injury in the second quarter. Coach Joe Gibbs called him a hero for playing the rest of the way even though his shoulder went numb on his first play.

Elewonibi went on injured reserve this week, joining Mark Adickes, Jim Lachey and Jeff Bostic on the list of ailing Redskins linemen.

Only linebackers Andre Collins (back) and Monte Coleman (neck) were unable to practice yesterday.

Collins was downgraded to questionable, and Coleman already was listed as questionable. That means the two players, who both sat out last week, have only about a 50-50 chance to play.

If Collins can't go, rookie Tony Barker will start again in his place.

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