Hatcher (neck) is considering retirement now that the Redskins' season has ended, ESPN.com reports. Hatcher's tenth NFL season came to a close Sunday when the Redskins were eliminated from the playoffs by the Packers, leaving the 33-year-old to deliberate his future. Along with inflammation in his knee, Hatcher suffered a stringer this season, when he tallied 20 tackles and two sacks in 15 games played. With the Redskins thought to be targeting more youth along their defensive line next season, Hatcher may have to restructure his contract if he decides to come back, but he's made no such determination at this point.
Hatcher (neck) is active for Sunday's contest in Chicago, Liz Clarke of the Washington Post reports. Avoiding his first absence of the season, Hatcher has still only logged 60 percent of Washington's defensive snaps, which has translated to 17 tackles (13 solo), one sack, and one forced fumble.
Hatcher (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. With just 17 tackles and one sack in 12 appearances, Hatcher is far more valuable to his team than to IDP owners. An absence would leave more snaps for Ricky Jean-Francois and Frank Kearse.
Hatcher suffered a stinger during Sunday's game but was able to return, the Washington Post reports. Initially reports were a concussion but that doesn't appear to be the case. It was a positive sign that he was able to finish out the game.
The Redskins placed defensive end Jason Hatcher on injured reserve Saturday after claiming defensive tackle Travian Robertson off waivers from the Seahawks. Hatcher has missed the last two games with a knee injury and wil be out Sunday as well when Washington closes out the season against Dallas as a 4-point home underdog. Robertson played in just one game with the Seahawks, recording one assisted tackle.