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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Leads team in sacks

    Ioannidis played all 16 games in 2019, piling up 64 tackles (42 solo) and a team-high 8.5 sacks. Ioannidis also led the team in quarterback hits (16) and played the most defensive snaps (826, 73 percent) of any of Washington's defensive linemen. He, Jonathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne formed a solid trio up front in a 3-4 scheme, while the linebackers and defensive backs played at a much lower level. In any case, Ioannidis looks like one of the top bargains on a subpar roster, with 2020 marking the first season of the three-year, $21.75 million extension he signed this past April. A new coaching staff could mix things up, but it's a pretty safe bet that Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio will view Ioannidis as one of their building blocks. The soon-to-be 26-year-old has 20.5 sacks in 44 games over the past three years.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Notches two sacks in win

    Ioannidis had three tackles (two solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Panthers. Ioannidis played a season-low 63 percent of defensive snaps, but that didn't prevent him from bringing down Kyle Allen twice Sunday. The 25-year-old tied his career high with 7.5 sacks and also has 52 tackles (33 solo) through 12 games.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Tacks on another sack

    Ioannidis recorded four solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Bills. Ioannidis now has two sacks over his last two contests and 4.5 through the first nine games. The fourth-year pro will head into the Week 10 bye with the team-lead in the category, and he'll look to add to his total Nov. 17 against the Jets.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Sack on Monday

    Ioannidis recorded four tackles (three solo) and a sack across 55 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Bears. Ioannidis logged his first sack of the season, taking down Mitch Trubisky halfway through the first quarter. He now has 13 career sacks over his four-year career. He'll shift his focus to apply pressure to rookie Daniel Jones this Sunday.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Returns healthy

    Ioannidis worked with the first-team defense at OTAs, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports. The 25-year-old appears to have made a full recovery from the hamstring injury that cost him Week 17 last season. He finished the year with 7.5 sacks on just 439 defensive snaps, joining Jonathan Allen (eight sacks) and Daron Payne (five sacks) to give Washington an impressive young trio on the line. Ioannidis is locked in as a crucial part of the team's defense after signing a three-year, $21.75 million extension in April.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Inks three-year extension

    The Redskins signed Ioannidis (hamstring) to a three-year, $21.75 million extension Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Washington now has all three pieces of its starting defensive line locked in through 2021. While Ioannidis doesn't get as much recognition as first-round teammates Jonathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne, the 2016 fourth-rounder has received comparably strong grades as a pass rusher from Pro Football Focus each of the past two seasons and is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he netted 7.5 sacks in 14 games. However, it isn't clear where he stands in his recovery from the hamstring injury that cost Ioannidis the final two games of the year.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Ready to roll

    Ioannidis (shin) is active for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Ioannidis missed last week's game but is healthy again for an important divisional matchup. The third-year pro has 7.5 sacks this year, and he'll have a good opportunity to tack on to that total against Eli Manning, whom he recorded 2.5 sacks against in Week 8.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Questionable for Sunday

    Ioannidis (shin) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. Ioannidis sat out Washington's loss to the Eagles last week, but he appears to have a shot at retaking the field Sunday against the Giants. If the third-year veteran were unable to go, Tim Settle, Stacey McGee and Caleb Brantley would once again all benefit from increased snaps.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Questionable for Monday's game

    Ioannidis (shin) is questionable for Monday's game against the Eagles. Ioannidis sustained the shin injury last week against the Cowboys and began the week not practicing, but was a limited participant Thursday. The Redskins decided to practice Saturday night, so it remains unclear whether the 24-year-old made further progress. Stacy McGee and Tim Settle would likely see increased snaps along Washington's defensive line if Ioannidis cannot suit up.
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  • Redskins' Matthew Ioannidis: Tallies sack in loss

    Ioannidis recorded seven tackles (six solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to Atlanta. Ioannidis' seven tackles were a new season high for him, and his sack gives him 6.5 on the year. He's been a consistently solid performer along the defensive line and is worth consideration in IDP formats. Looking ahead, he and the Redskins will host the Buccaneers in Week 10.
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