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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Plays only three games in 2022

    Young made only three appearances in 2022 and recorded five tackles and one pass defense on 115 snaps. The 2020 No. 1 overall pick made his season debut Dec. 24 after suffering ACL and MCL tears Nov. 14 the year before. Young has only nine career sacks through three pro seasons, with 7.5 of those coming in a debut campaign that also included four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a Defensive Rookie of the Year award. With a full offseason to continue strengthening his knee, Young has a chance to emerge as a top edge rusher in 2023, his age-24 campaign.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Back in full Thursday

    Young (illness) practiced fully Thursday. After missing Wednesday's session due to an illness, the 2020 No. 2 overall draft pick returned to Thursday's practice without limitations, ultimately putting him back on track to suit up again New Year's Day versus Cleveland. Young made his campaign debut this past weekend in San Francisco and collected two tackles while playing 58 percent of Washington's defensive snaps, and while it's likely that he'll see an uptick in usage moving forward, he'll presumably be on some sort of limited snap count in Week 17.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Small role expected in debut

    Young (knee) is expected to face an initial limit of 12-to-15 snaps in his season debut Saturday at San Francisco, though head coach Ron Rivera is leaving the door open for the defensive end to play more if he's feeling good during the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Young will be playing his first game in more than 13 months after he suffered a torn ACL and MCL and ruptured patella tendon in his right knee Nov. 14 of last year. Though Young has required slightly longer than anticipated to fully move past the injury, he appears to have had a positive week of practice and will finally be turned loose Saturday. Young will likely be limited to some extent Saturday, but he should be ready to take on a full workload by the time the Commanders host the Cowboys for the regular-season finale Jan. 8.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Season debut delayed again

    Young (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Giants. The Commanders activated Young from the reserve/PUP list Nov. 21, likely with the hope they'd feel comfortable enough reintroducing him to the defense in short order. However, he's now had three chances to do so as he seeks his first game action since tearing the ACL in his right knee Nov. 22, 2021. Washington is firmly in the playoff chase, but with just three games remaining in the regular season, the team is running out of time to see what Young can offer before the wild-card round kicks off Saturday, Jan. 14. Young's next chance to play will come Saturday in San Francisco.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Questionable for Week 15

    Young (knee) is considered questionable to play Sunday versus the Giants. Young has continued to progress toward a return to the field in recent weeks, logging limited practices on and off since being activated from the reserve/PUP list in late November. Following Washington's bye week, the defensive end could now be set for his 2022 debut against the Giants, but his status is worth monitoring ahead of the contest. If he can't go, James Smith-Williams will draw another start at left end.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Season debut delayed again

    Young (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants. Young remains in the later stages of his recovery from the torn ACL in his right knee that he sustained Week 10 of last year and required surgery Nov. 22, 2021. While he was activated from the reserve/PUP list Nov. 21 this year, his season debut will be delayed yet again, with a pregame workout ultimately deciding his fate Sunday. The Commanders embark on their bye week after Sunday's contest, so Young's next chance to play will arrive Sunday, Dec. 18, again versus the Giants.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Appears likely to sit Week 13

    Young (knee) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, though he's considered a long shot to make his season debut, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Fowler's report aligns with one from two hours prior from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who relays that Young is "not quite there yet" in his recovery from the surgery he underwent last November to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee. Young was a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday and is set to go through a pregame workout Sunday, but the expectation is that he'll be included on the Commanders' inactive list, which will be released 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Limited once again

    Young (knee) logged a limited practice Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Young logged another limited practice as he works his way toward his 2022 debut. He'll continue pushing to make that happen Sunday against the Giants, but he'll probably need to log a full practice before doing so, making his participation level Friday worth monitoring.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Limited to start Week 13 prep

    Young (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Young was activated from the reserve/PUP list ahead of Week 12, but he ultimately remained sidelined for the win over Atlanta due to an illness. The star pass rusher isn't being listed with an illness anymore, so it appears he's moved past the aliment, though he remains limited while working his way back from ACL and MCL tears in his right knee. Young will likely have to log at least one full practice before Washington clears him for his 2022 season debut.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Dealing with illness

    Young (knee/illness), who is listed as questionable, isn't expected to be active for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Young has been activated from the reserve/PUP list and is thus eligible to make his season debut this week, and while it looks like that was Washington's initial plan, an illness may delay the standout defensive end's return by one more game. The Commanders will make an official decision on Young's status prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, but with Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reporting that the defensive end would be limited to approximately 12-to-16 snaps even if active, fantasy managers in IDP formats may want to pivot to other options.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Week 12 availability uncertain

    Young (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's against the Falcons, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Young, who is working back from surgery to repair a torn ACL, remained limited in each practice this week. Though the defensive end still appears to have a decent chance at debuting Sunday, Commanders head coach Ron Rivera told Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports that the defensive end will be limited to about 12-to-16 snaps if he suits up.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Logs limited practice session

    Young (knee - ACL + MCL) was a limited participant at Washington's practice Wednesday. Young was activated from the reserve/PUP list Monday and was able to take the practice field Wednesday, though it's uncertain whether he'll be able to play Sunday against Atlanta. The star defensive lineman has yet to play this season after tearing the ACL in his right knee last November, so the Commanders are likely to be cautious about his return. When he makes his season debut, Young will boost a Washington pass rush that ranks 11th in the NFL with 29 sacks on the campaign.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Expected to be activated Week 11

    Young (knee) is expected to be activated from the PUP list ahead of Sunday's contest against the Texans and make his season debut, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Young is expected to suit up for Sunday's road matchup against Houston, which would mark his first appearance since he tore his right ACL and MCL last November. The Commanders have been clear that Young's return to the field will be dependent on the team's full confidence in his health, so assuming the standout defensive end avoids any setbacks, he could be in line for a substantial snap count in his season debut Sunday.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Won't be activated for Week 10

    Young (knee) won't be activated for Monday's game against the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said this week that Young isn't yet up to full speed but is progressing in his recovery. The defensive end hasn't yet made any appearances in 2022 due to the knee injury that he sustained last year, but he should have a strong chance to make his season debut in Houston on Nov. 20.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Could practice next week

    Young (knee) should be designated to return from IR next week, according to head coach Ron Rivera, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Young was expected to have his 21-day window to return opened this week, but he'll have to wait at least one more week. Jhabvala notes that Rivera said Young visited with Dr. Andrews on Thursday and "everything is positive." Considering it's been a little less than a year since the 23-year-old suffered a torn ACL and MCL, it really isn't surprising he's not quite ready, despite his continued optimism of a quick return during the offseason. If he does begin to practice next week, Young could suit up as soon as Week 9 against the Vikings, although a Week 10 return against the Eagles may be more realistic.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Receives encouraging update

    Young (knee) met with Dr. James Andrews on Sunday and received good reports, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports. Young is eligible to be activated off the PUP list this week, but coach Ron Rivera wouldn't commit to the 23-year-old returning to the field ahead of Week 8. However, Young has made good progress in his recovery recently and appears to be closing in on a return in the near future.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Placed on reserve/PUP list

    The Commanders placed Young (knee) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday. Young is still recovering from a mid-November ACL tear and was already ruled out for the regular-season opener, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 2020 No. 2 overall pick will miss a minimum of four games and will be eligible to return Week 5 against the Titans.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Ruled out for season opener

    Coach Ron Rivera relayed that Young (knee) won't play in Week 1 against the Jaguars, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. Young is recovering from a mid-November ACL tear, and it sounds like the defensive end still has many hurdles left to clear in his recovery considering his coach has already ruled Young out more than a month before the season. Per Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, Rivera added that Young will "probably" start the regular season on the PUP list. If Young isn't removed from the PUP list prior to the regular season, he will miss a minimum of four games.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Could miss most of camp

    Coach Ron Rivera expects Young (knee) to miss more practice time than Washington's other players on the active/PUP list, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. While this isn't the best sign, it doesn't mean Young can't be ready in time for Week 1. The second overall pick in the 2020 draft is finishing up his rehab from the ACL tear he suffered in mid-November.
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  • Commanders' Chase Young: Attacking rehab, doing well

    Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said Monday that Young (knee) is doing "real well," and it's great to see him at the team facility and attacking the rehab process, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Young suffered a torn ACL in Week 10 against the Buccaneers and underwent surgery Nov. 22. The 2020 No. 2 overall pick was able to begin jogging in mid-February and appears to be making substantial progress, but Rivera says the dominant pass rusher still doesn't have a timetable to return to on-field activities, per JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. Young's rehab is currently being overseen by Washington's new head athletic trainer Al Bellamy, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic.
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