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Top Daron Payne News

  • Commanders' Daron Payne: Participating in team drills

    Payne participated in Tuesday's team drills after skipping them during voluntary OTAs, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Payne walked off the field during OTAs in late May due to his ongoing contract situation, but he's fully participating during mandatory minicamp. The 2018 first-round pick finished last season with 61 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a fumble recovery across 17 appearances, but the Commanders aren't expected to offer the 24-year-old a contract extension this offseason.

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  • Commanders' Daron Payne: Walks off field during OTAs

    Payne walked off the field during Tuesday's OTAs due to his ongoing contract situation, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Payne took part in individual drills to begin Tuesday's session, but he skipped team drills due to his anger over a lack of a contract extension. The Commanders aren't expected to offer the 24-year-old an extension this offseason, so it's not yet clear whether Payne will return to the field as OTAs continue. He appeared in all 17 games last year and totaled 61 tackles (35 solo), 4.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

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  • Football Team's Daron Payne: Finishes with 61 tackles, 4.5 sacks

    Payne started all 17 games for Washington in 2021, recurring a career-high 61 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

    If not for the addition of a 17th game, Payne would've finished in the range of 54-56 tackles for a fourth time in four pro seasons. He's also landed between 2.0 and 5.0 sacks each year, though in 2021 he nearly doubled his previous career high with 15 QB hits, displaying pass-rushing potential beyond the sack numbers. The 2018 first-round pick is signed through 2022 via the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, setting him up for a $8.53 million salary next season if he doesn't sign an extension. Payne will turn 25 in May.

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  • Football Team's Daron Payne: First sack of 2021

    Payne had three solo tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery during Washington's loss to the Saints in Week 5.

    Payne was limited by a toe injury heading into Week 5, but that didn't stop him from notching his first sack of the season. He will need to log another strong performance Week 6, when the Football Team takes on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

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  • Football Team's Daron Payne: Active for Week 5

    Payne (toe) is active for Sunday's contest against the Saints.

    As expected, Payne will be active for Week 5 after being added to the injury report Friday. The 24-year-old has played the most snaps (219) of any Washington defensive lineman this season, so his availability will be key in slowing down Alvin Kamara and the Saints on Sunday.

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  • Football Team's Daron Payne: Expected to play Sunday

    Payne (toe) is expected to play Sunday against the Saints, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Payne was added to the injury report Friday, but he is on track to suit up in Week 5. The 24-year-old has played the most snaps (219) of any Washington defensive linemen this season, so his availability will be key in slowing down Alvin Kamara and New Orleans' run game.

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  • Football Team's Daron Payne: Toe injury flares up

    Payne (toe) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Payne was a late addition to the injury report, as coach Ron Rivera said the defensive tackle "had an issue with his toe flare up." Rivera added that Payne will get treatment on the injury Friday afternoon, and the team should have a better idea of his availability by Saturday morning. Washington has the interior defensive line depth to overcome a possible Payne absence, with Tim Settle and Matthew Ioannidis available in reserve roles behind Payne and Jonathan Allen.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 320 lbs
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Age: 25
School: Alabama
Experience: 5