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2023 Defensive

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Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 6 1.5 0 0 0

Top Chase Young News

  • Commanders' Chase Young: Makes impact in return

    Young returned from a neck injury, played in his first game of the season and recorded 1.5 sacks and three tackles in Washington's 35-33 win over Denver on Sunday.

    Young also played on 71 percent of the defensive snaps after his coach, Ron Rivera, said he would "most likely be on a pitch count." It's an encouraging sign for the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, who has started just 11 games since that season. Young tore his ACL and patellar tendon in Week 10 of the 2021 campaign and missed most of 2022 before injuring his neck in the preseason this year.

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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Will play Week 2

    Young (neck) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Broncos, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Young suffered a neck stinger during the preseason and missed the Commanders' Week 1 win over the Cardinals. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Young has played in just three games since Week 10 of the 2021 season. Though Young is likely to start at defensive end opposite Montez Sweat, head coach Ron Rivera said that Young will "most likely be on a pitch count" in his 2023 debut, per Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.

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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Ramps up activity

    Young (neck) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

    Young has been limited in his participation since suffering a stinger in a preseason game Aug. 11. His ability to log a full practice is certainly a big step in his recovery and a sign that he should be able to suit up soon. However, it was previously reported on Saturday by Ben Standig of The Athletic that Young was unlikely to return until Week 3, so despite the positive step taken Thursday, his status for Sunday appears to still be up in the air. Ultimately, the decision on whether he plays Sunday against the Broncos will be up to the team's doctors, according to John Keim of

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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Limited once again

    Young (neck) logged a limited practice Wednesday, per the team's Week 2 injury report.

    Young isn't expected to be back until Week 3 at the earliest, but he continues to log limited practices as he ramps up his activity and the team gradually increases his ability to take contact again. According to head coach Ron Rivera, as reported by John Keim of, "Chase was able to take the reps he was supposed to take. We'll continue to go by what the doctor's plans are and go from there."

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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Likely out until Week 3

    Young (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals and is not expected to make his debut until at least Week 3, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    After Young spent most of the summer rehabbing the neck injury, the Commanders will ultimately err on the side of caution with the defensive end as the season kicks off. Team doctors have laid out a plan to gradually increase his contact at practice, putting Young in line to sit out again Week 2 at Denver before making his season debut Week 3 versus Buffalo. The 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year played only the final three games of last season after missing the previous 22 dating back to Week 10 of the 2021 season due to a significant knee injury. Washington declined his fifth-year option during the offseason, making Young a free agent following this year's campaign. Thus, the fourth-year pro will be in line for a crucial season.

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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Questionable for Week 1

    Young (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Young spent most of the summer rehabbing his neck injury but did get in a round of limited practices this week. That would typically put Young in line to play, but after missing most of camp and the preseason, it's unclear if the Commanders will clear him to play Week 1.

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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Back to practice, but limited

    Young (neck) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday ahead of Week 1 versus the Cardinals.

    Young played in just three games in 2022 and missed most of the preseason with a neck issue, but it's at least an encouraging sign to see him return to practice. James Smith-Williams probably has the most to gain in terms of playing time if Young sits out of game action.

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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Still not cleared

    Young (neck) continues to progress in his recovery but has yet to be cleared for contact, Ben Standig reports.

    Young's status for the team's season opener against the Cardinals is now firmly in question. The Ohio State product suffered a stinger during their first preseason game and the injury has since seemingly been downplayed. However, the 24-year-old is still practicing with the team and doing individual drills to get ready for Week 1 despite his inability to make contact. He's slated for another evaluation before the end of the week after failing to get clearance at his appointment Friday, and the results will likely shed better light on Young's chances of suiting up for Week 1.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 264 lbs
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, MD
Age: 24
School: Ohio State
Experience: 4