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2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 38 2.5 0 0 0

Top Matthew Ioannidis News

  • Panthers' Matt Ioannidis: Signs with Carolina

    Ioannidis agreed to a contract with the Panthers on Friday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.

    Ioannidis, who was recently released by the Commanders, notched 2.5 sacks across 16 appearances for Washington last season. He'll now reunite with Matt Rhule, who was his head coach during his college days at Temple. Per David Newton of ESPN, look for the defensive lineman to be utilized by the Panthers as a veteran pass-rush specialist alongside Derrick Brown, who profiles more as a run stuffer.

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  • Commanders' Matthew Ioannidis: Release incoming

    The Commanders plan to release Ioannidis on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Washington first attempted to find a trade partner for Ioannidis, per Rapoport, but the team apparently found little interest in the veteran defensive tackle. Ioannidis, who notched just 2.5 sacks in 16 appearances last season, should have more appeal as a free agent now that he's not attached to a pricey contract.

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  • Commanders' Matthew Ioannidis: Manages only 2.5 sacks

    Ioannidis recorded 38 tackles and 2.5 sacks across 16 games during the 2021 regular season.

    Ioannidis enjoyed a mostly healthy season after a torn pectoral limited him to three games the year before, but his production wasn't close to the defensive tackle's 2017-19 level -- a three-year stretch where he notched at least nine starts and 4.5 sacks each season. Coming off a down year, the 28-year-old isn't a lock to be back with Washington next season, as he's entering the final year of an extension and is scheduled for a non-guaranteed $6.6 million base salary. Overthecap.com suggests the Commanders can save nearly $6.9 million in cap space if Ioannidis is released or traded before the regular season.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Activated off COVID-19 list

    Ioannidis was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Ioannidis was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week, but he has cleared the NFL's protocols and is expected to be available for Tuesday's contest against the Eagles. With Tim Settle (illness) still in protocols, Ioannidis will likely operate as the primary backup to both Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Lands on COVID-19 list

    Ioannidis (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Washington is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak, and Ioannidis is just one of six defensive linemen to be placed in the NFL's protocols this week. With so much uncertainty surrounding the position at the moment, it's difficult to project what the unit will look like ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Eagles.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Set to return

    Ioannidis (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 4 contest against Atlanta.

    Ioannidis missed the team's Week 3 matchup with a knee injury. However, he's set to return after logging a full practice Friday and will bolster the team's defensive line. Ioannidis has topped 50 percent of the defensive snaps in each of the two games in which he has been active and logged a combined four tackles.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Questionable for Week 4

    Ioannidis (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is officially questionable for Sunday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Ioannidis didn't travel with the team to Buffalo for Week 3, as he continued to rehab from a knee injury he suffered against the Giants in Week 2. The 27-year-old has played 40-plus defensive snaps in each game he has played and should see a similar workload if he is active for Week 4. If he is unable to suit up, Tim Settle -- who played 23 defensive snaps in Ioannidis' absence against the Bills -- should draw the start against the Falcons.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Sitting out Week 3

    Ioannidis (knee) won't play Sunday against the Bills, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Despite having an extra few days to recover after playing Thursday in Week 2, Ioannidis will sit out in Week 3, as he isn't even traveling with the team. Tim Settle should see more playing time along the defensive line as Washington tries to slow down the high-powered Bills offense.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Questionable for Week 3

    Ioannidis (knee) was estimated as a non-participant for Friday's practice and is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Bills, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    Ioannidis suffered the knee injury during Washington's matchup with the Giants on Thursday during Week 2, but he was able to return to the contest. The 27-year-old has played 40-plus snaps in each game this season and has registered six total tackles. If he is unable to suit up for Week 3, expect Tim Settle to see increased snaps.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Back in against Giants

    Ioannidis (knee) was able to return to Thursday's game against the Giants, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

    Ioannidis' absence was short-lived. He'll retake his spot on the interior of Washington's defensive line.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Hurts knee Thursday

    Ioannidis (knee) is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Giants.

    Ioannidis sustained the injury in the first half. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but his return is questionable.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Back after stint on COVID-19 list

    Ioannidis returned to practice Wednesday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Following a brief stint on the COVID-19 list, Ioannidis has rejoined his teammates at practice. A biceps tear limited him to three games last season, but he did well with the transition to a bench role, notching four QB hits and 1.5 sacks on 81 snaps prior to the injury. While he'd be a starter for most teams, Ioannidis likely will continue to rotate in behind Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne in Washington, with most of his snaps coming on passing downs.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Shifts to COVID list

    Washington placed Ioannidis on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

    Ioannidis will now have to self-isolate, and before he's allowed to return to training camp he'll need to fully clear the league's related protocols. After being limited to just three games in 2020 due to torn biceps, it would no doubt be beneficial for Ioannidis to get in as much practice as possible before Week 1.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Reverts to injured reserve

    Ioannidis (biceps) reverted to injured reserve from the COVID-19 list Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    The 26-year-old tested positive for coronavirus earlier in November but has cleared the league's protocols and moves back to injured reserve. Ioannidis will continue his recovery after undergoing season-ending biceps surgery in early October.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Tests positive for coronavirus

    Ioannidis (biceps) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    The 26-year-old underwent season-ending biceps surgery in early October, so the positive test shouldn't have a major impact on the organization as a whole. Ioannidis will return to injured reserve once he clears the league's COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Football Team's Matthew Ioannidis: Goes under knife

    Ioannidis announced via his personal Twitter account Friday that he has undergone surgery to repair his torn biceps.

    Ioannidis will miss the remainder of the 2020 season due to his injury, and Washington has already placed him on IR. In Ioannidis' absence, Tim Settle stands to handle an increased rotational role behind Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 305 lbs
Birthplace: Marlton, NJ
Age: 28
School: Temple
Experience: 7