Everett (pectoral) started six of his 11 games in 2020, recording 31 tackles (23 solo), four pass defenses and a forced fumble on 355 defensive snaps. Everett opened the season seeing nearly all of his work on special teams, after playing only 173 defensive snaps in 23 games between 2018 and 2019. He then moved into a starting job Week 6, taking over for a slumping Troy Apke at free safety. A week later, strong safety Landon Collins suffered a torn Achilles, opening up a spot for rookie Kamren Curl alongside Everett. The seventh-round pick became an IDP asset, while Everett averaged only 4.7 tackles in six starts before suffering a season-ending injury (pectoral) of his own. He'll turn 29 in February and has two seasons remaining on his contract, but there is some chance Washington releases Everett this offseason -- a move that would clear out approximately $1.4 million in cap space.
Washington placed Everett (pectoral) on injured reserve Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Washington's placement on IR rules him out for the final three weeks of the regular season. Coach Ron Rivera disclosed that Everett is dealing with a pec injury, per Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post. The 28-year-old wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, but he was forced out of last weekend's game against the 49ers with a chest issue.
Everett (chest) was absent from Wednesday's injury report, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports. Everett left Sunday's game against the 49ers with the chest issue, but as evidenced by this news, the injury was nothing serious. Now cleared of injury, expect Everett to assume his usual starting safety role for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Everett (chest) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers. Troy Apke and Jeremy Reaves could handle increased roles on defense as long as Everett remains sidelined. He was forced out of Sunday's game with a chest injury during the fourth quarter.
Everett (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports. Everett looks on track to retake the field versus Pittsburgh on Monday after back-to-back absences. The starting safety's return to the lineup would provide a notable boost as Washington's secondary prepares for the task of containing Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers' dangerous receiving corps.
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