The Washington Football Team waived Love (knee) on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Love was a Heisman runner-up for Stanford in 2017, but he's struggled to stay healthy ever since tearing an ACL toward the end of his senior season (December 2018). Washington took a shot on the young RB in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but Love still hasn't played in an NFL game. He spent the final three months of last season on injured reserve.
Love (knee) wasn't removed from IR on Wednesday, meaning he will miss the rest of the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. It was reported earlier Wednesday that Love wasn't expected to be activated when his window remained open, so this news isn't quite surprising. Love hasn't really practiced much recently anyway, so he'll focus getting healthy and recovering in time to make the team next season.
Love (knee) isn't expected to be removed from IR before the window to activate him ends Dec. 2, which means he'll miss the rest of the season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Love hasn't suited up for game action in two years since suffering an ACL tear on the last play of his college career. He hasn't been able to practice much recently and will set his sights on recovering in time to try to make the team next season.
Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that he's hopeful Love (knee) will be able to return "in the next few weeks," Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. Rivera added that "the opportunity to get [Love] back on the field is coming soon," noting that the second-year pro has strung together multiple encouraging days with the trainers. The 23-year-old landed on IR due to swelling in his knee early October, and prior to that he was a healthy scratch for Washington's first three games of the year.
Love was placed on injured reserve Friday with a knee injury, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. The 23-year-old has been experiencing swelling in his knee over the past few days, so Washington will shut him down for a bit to allow a full recovery. Love must spend the next three weeks on the shelf before being eligible to rejoin the active roster. He was a healthy scratch for the first three games of the year, so the offense is unlikely to be impacted by his absence.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/23||Green Bay Packers||8||14.78|
|13||12/04||@New York Giants||26||20.06|
|15||12/18||New York Giants||26||20.06|
|16||12/24||@San Francisco 49ers||7||14.60|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|