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2021 Defensive

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Top Troy Apke News

  • Commanders' Troy Apke: Inks one-year deal

    Apke signed a one-year contract with the Commanders on Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Apke played exclusively on special teams last year and logged six tackles (five solo) while appearing in all 17 games. He'll remain in Washington for a fifth straight year, but he'll have to compete for playing time once again ahead of the 2022 campaign after his decrease in production last season.

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  • Football Team's Troy Apke: Clears COVID protocols

    Apke was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Apke was able to clear COVID protocols within five days and will return to provide depth in the secondary, although he mostly contributes on special teams. With Kendall Fuller still on the COVID list and out for Week 15, it's possible Apke could see extra work Tuesday against the Eagles.

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  • Football Team's Troy Apke: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Washington placed Apke on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Apke has appeared in 13 games this season, but he's yet to handle a single defensive snap. Field Yates of ESPN reports that only one of the 31 players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday was an unvaccinated high-risk close contact (Giants safety Xavier McKinney) meaning Apke tested positive for the virus.

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  • Football Team's Troy Apke: Benched after midseason

    Apke started seven of 16 games during the 2020 season, recording 35 tackles (25 solo) and two pass defenses.

    Apke was a starter for Weeks 1-5 and 11-12, averaging 59 defensive snaps and 4.3 tackles in those games. Apart from those seven starts, he played just 28 defensive snaps, primarily focusing on special teams while rookie seventh-round pick Kamren Curl emerged as a reliable starter on defense. Given that Landon Collins (Achilles), Deshazor Everett (pectoral) and Jeremy Reaves also made starts at safety, Apke could be on the roster bubble heading into 2021, the final season of his rookie contract. To this point in his career, the 2018 fourth-round pick hasn't shown coverage skills to match his 4.34 speed.

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  • Football Team's Troy Apke: Set to start Sunday

    Apke will start at free safety Sunday against the Bengals, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Deshazor Everett (ankle) is unavailable Sunday, so Apke will receive the start in his place. The 25-year-old started the first five games of the season and totaled 24 tackles (18 solo) and two passes defensed.

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  • Football Team's Troy Apke: Bumps to reserve role

    Apke will serve as a backup to Deshazor Everett during Sunday's matchup against the Giants, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Apke was replaced by Everett during the Week 5 loss to the Rams, and he'll remain in a reserve role while Everett takes over at free safety. Apke was a decent IDP contributor before, but his fantasy value is negligible unless he takes over as a starter again.

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  • Football Team's Troy Apke: Posts eight tackles in win

    Apke made eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles.

    Washington let up 17 points in the first half Sunday but quickly turned things around, shutting out the Eagles in the second half. Apke played every snap and finished tied with Jon Bostic for the team lead in tackles. It appears Apke is locked into a starting role, and he could yield some IDP value moving forward.

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  • Redskins' Troy Apke: Chance to secure starting role

    Apke (knee) will have a shot to compete for a full-time starting role during training camp, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

    Apke was limited to special teams as a rookie in 2018, but he managed to handle a reserve role on defense in 2019 despite battling a knee injury that caused him to miss Week 17. He's returned to full health in time to begin training camp. The 25-year-old boasted a 4.34 second 40-yard dash coming out of college and an overall elite athletic profile, so Washington has incentive to give him clear opportunities to earn an expanded role heading into Year 3.

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  • Redskins' Troy Apke: Sidelined for final clash

    Apke (knee) won't suit up in Sunday's divisional matchup against the Cowboys.

    Apke was considered a game-time decision heading into the game after sustaining the injury last week. With the second-year player from Penn State sidelined, Jeremy Reaves appears in line to draw the start at free safety for the game.

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  • Redskins' Troy Apke: Labeled game-time decision

    Apke (knee) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's season finale against the Cowboys, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.

    Apke is nursing a knee injury sustained during Week 16's overtime loss to the Giants. With Montae Nicholson (neck) on injured reserve and Landon Collins (shoulder) ruled out, Apke will likely fill a starting role in Washington's secondary Week 17 if cleared to play.

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  • Redskins' Troy Apke: Pushing for defensive snaps

    Apke appears next in line behind Montae Nicholson for the starting job at free safety, Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    A 2018 fourth-round pick, Apke is a premier athlete (4.34 40) who lacks experience playing safety after starting out as a wide receiver during his time at Penn State. A hamstring injury limited him to two appearances last season, with each of his 22 snaps coming on special teams. Apke and Deshazor Everett likely will compete for the third safety role, which could lead to some playing time in nickel and dime packages.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 27
School: Penn St.
Experience: 5