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  • Commanders' Danny Johnson: Career year in 2022

    Johnson appeared in 11 games (four starts) during the 2022 season and recorded 29 tackles (20 solo), including one sack, and an interception. Johnson had the most efficient season of his career despite starting the year off on the practice squad. The 27-year-old set a new career high in tackles while also registering the first sack and interception in his five years as a pro. Johnson's role increased as the season went on, as nearly two-thirds of his playing time came during the last four weeks of the season. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, the 2018 undrafted free agent will look to compete for playing time either in Washington or elsewhere in 2023
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  • Commanders' David Mayo: Primarily playing special teams

    Mayo registered 34 tackles (14 solo), including one sack, while playing in 13 games (three starts) during the 2022 season. Mayo saw the majority of his playing time this season on special teams, but he still started Washington's final three games as Cole Holcomb (foot) and Jon Bostic (pectoral) were both out with injuries. The eighth-year pro was effective in his limited playing time, as he amassed 25 tackles and a sack during that three-game span. With his contract set to expire this offseason, Mayo will provide value on special teams and as a reserve linebacker to whichever team he ends up in 2023.
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  • Commanders' Montez Sweat: Productive 2022 season

    Sweat started all 17 games during the 2022 season and compiled 46 tackles (27 solo), including eight sacks. Sweat had another solid season, finishing second on the Commanders in sacks and third in tackles for loss (14). The 2019 first-round pick played 70 percent of the defensive snaps, the most among any of Washington's defensive ends. He's set to play out the last year of his rookie contract in 2023, when he'll look to maintain this level of production in order to put himself in a favorable bargaining position ahead of a potential dip into free agency.
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  • Commanders' Daron Payne: Leads team in sacks

    Payne registered 64 tackles (33 solo), 11.5 sacks and a fumble recovery in 17 games (all starts) during the 2022 season. Payne had the most productive season of his career, as the defensive tackle registered double-digit sacks for the first time en route to leading his team in that category. The 2018 first-round pick is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and thus is in line to receive a big payday from either the Commanders or another organization.
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  • Commanders' Bobby McCain: Switches from safety to cornerback

    McCain appeared in 17 games (16 starts) during the 2022 season and recorded 76 tackles (54 solo). McCain switched positions from free safety to cornerback midway through the season following an ankle injury suffered by Benjamin St-Juste . While the 29-year-old didn't lead Washington in any statistical category, McCain finished top five in tackles and played 93 percent of the Commanders' snaps. With one year remaining on his contract, it remains to be seen what position the 2015 fifth-round pick will play, as Darrick Forrest seemingly locked himself into the starting free safety job.
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  • Commanders' Darrick Forrest: Breaks out in 2022

    Forrest played in 17 games (11 starts) during the 2022 season and compiled 84 tackles (54 solo), four interceptions and a fumble recovery. Forrest had the best season of his young career as he took over the starting free safety job in the latter half of the season after Bobby McCain started playing cornerback. Forrest, a 2021 fifth-round pick, led the Commanders in interceptions and finished second in tackles while lining up for 81 percent of the defensive snaps. With two years remaining on his rookie contract, Forrest should continue to start for the Commanders next season, a context that puts him on the fantasy radar in IDP formats.
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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Nursing torn pectoral muscle

    Ridgeway suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's win over the Cowboys, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. With fellow defensive linemen James Smith-Williams (concussion) and Jonathan Allen (knee) both unavailable for Washington's regular-season finale versus Dallas, Ridgeway was called upon to handle an increased workload this past weekend. The 23-year-old rookie registered a career-high five tackles on just 13 defensive snaps before departing with what has since been revealed as a torn pectoral muscle that will likely require months of rehabilitation. With the Commanders having missed the playoffs this season, Ridgeway will aim for a full recovery by the start of the 2023-24 campaign next fall.
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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Leaves with injury

    Ridgeway has exited Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a shoulder injury. Ridgeway had an increased role in the game due to Jonathan Allen (knee) being out. However, he now finds himself on the sidelines as well. In his absence, Benning Potoa'e and David Bada should see increased opportunities.
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  • Commanders' Nathan Gerry: Will play Sunday

    Gerry (illness) is active Sunday against the Cowboys. Gerry was able to log a limited practice Friday after being a DNP on Thursday. His ability to suit up Sunday will bolster the team's depth at linebacker against Dallas.
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  • Commanders' Kamren Curl: Sitting out versus Dallas

    Curl (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Curl will now miss his third consecutive game to end the 2022 regular season due to an ankle injury. The third-year safety logged 84 tackles and one sack across 12 games this season, and his absence will once again leave Jeremy Reaves to start alongside Darrick Forrest.
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  • Commanders' Jamin Davis: Shifted to IR

    The Commanders placed Davis (knee) on injured reserve Saturday. Davis apparently suffered a knee injury during the Week 17 loss to Cleveland, as he was previously considered questionable to play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cowboys. While the nature of this issue is still unclear, the second-year linebacker will now finish the 2022 campaign on IR. Davis logged 104 tackles, three sacks and a pass defended across 16 games this season, so his absence will leave Washington's injury-riddled linebacker corps with three available players between Milo Eifler, David Mayo and Khaleke Hudson.
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  • Commanders' Benjamin St-Juste: Placed on IR

    Washington placed St-Juste (ankle) on injured reserve Friday. St-Juste was already ruled out for Week 18 due to an ankle injury, so his move to IR was simply transactional. Washington also sent Saahdiq Charles (concussion) to IR and signed Alex Akingbulu and Benning Potoa'e to the active roster from the practice squad. St-Juste will end the 2022 campaign with 42 tackles, seven pass defenses, two sacks and a forced fumble across 12 appearances.
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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Set to miss season finale

    Smith-Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 18 against Dallas, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Smith-Williams will miss a second straight game to end the 2022 season after sustaining a concussion in Week 16 versus the 49ers. Efe Obada will likely see an increase in usage on the defensive line in his absence Sunday.
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  • Commanders' Jonathan Allen: Out for season finale

    Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Allen will miss the Commanders' season finale in Week 18 as he nurses the knee injury he sustained in the team's Week 17 loss to the Browns. The defensive tackle will finish his 2022 campaign with 64 tackles, including 7.5 sacks, while intercepting a pass, deflecting three others and forcing two fumbles over 16 contests. John Ridgeway could step into a starting role in Allen's absence Sunday versus Dallas.
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  • Commanders' Kamren Curl: Questionable for Week 18

    Curl (ankle) is questionable to play Sunday versus the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Curl has missed the last two contests while dealing with an ankle issue and he could end up remaining sidelined for Sunday's season finale against Dallas. If he is forced to sit out, Jeremy Reaves would likely draw another start in Washington's secondary.
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  • Commanders' Jamin Davis: Dealing with knee injury

    Davis (knee) is questionable to play Sunday versus the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Davis led the team in tackles last week versus the Browns, but he appears to have left the contest a little worse for wear, picking up a knee injury in the loss. If the linebacker is unable to go in Week 18, Khaleke Hudson could step into a starting role at outside linebacker in the the Commanders' season finale.
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  • Commanders' Benjamin St-Juste: Ruled out for Week 18

    St-Juste (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 18 versus the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. St-Juste will miss a second consecutive contest to end the season while he nurses an ankle injury Sunday. The cornerback will finish the 2022 campaign with 42 tackles, including two sacks, while deflecting seven passes and forcing a fumble over 12 games. With St-Juste unavailable against Dallas, Rachad Wildgoose will likely step into a more significant role for a second straight week.
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  • Commanders' De'Jon Harris: Bound for injured reserve

    The Commanders placed Harris (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday. After shifting to Washington's injured reserve Wednesday due to an unspecified issue, Harris' 2022-23 season has officially come to an end given that the team was eliminated from playoff contention following last weekend's loss to Cleveland. The 25-year-old saw game action on four separate occasions throughout this past campaign strictly as a special-teams contributor.
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  • Commanders' Daron Payne: Continues dominance up the middle

    Payne recorded five tackles (three solo), including two sacks, during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Browns. Payne accounted for two of the Commanders' five sacks on quarterback Deshaun Watson in Week 17. The fifth-year defensive tackle leads the team in sacks this season with a career-high 11.5 and has now logged a new career high in tackles with 62 over 16 games this season. Payne could see added attention from the Cowboys' offensive line if fellow defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (knee) sits out next week's regular-season finale.
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  • Commanders' David Mayo: Notches first sack in loss

    Mayo recorded eight tackles (five solo), including one sack, in Sunday's 24-10 loss to Cleveland. Mayo recorded his first sack of the season, bringing down Washington signal-caller Deshaun Watson for a one-yard loss in the first quarter. The 29-year-old has now recorded 17 tackles since stepping up for injured linebacker Jon Bostic (pectoral) over the past two weeks. Mayo has also played at least 88 percent of defensive snaps in each of the past two games, and he should continue to slot into a prominent role alongside leading tackler Jamin Davis in Week 18 versus the Cowboys.
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