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NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 4-13-0

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 68 266 3.9 2 13 0

Top Jaret Patterson News

  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Returns to backup role

    Patterson rushed six times for 21 yards and brought in both targets for 14 yards in Washington's 22-7 win over the Giants on Sunday.

    Patterson was back in a complementary role a week after posting 98 total yards against the Eagles with Antonio Gibson available Sunday. The rookie showed some promise in limited action in 2021 by rushing for 266 yards and adding another 73 through the air on 11 receptions, and he appears set to compete for a potentially larger role behind Gibson in training camp this summer.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Totals 98 yards

    Patterson rushed the ball 12 times for 57 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Philadelphia. He added five receptions for 41 yards.

    Patterson dominated work out of Washington's backfield in the absence of Antonio Gibson (hip/undisclosed). He accounted for 12 of Washington's 22 rushing attempts, though no other back recorded more than four carries. Patterson also made the most of his opportunity, averaging 4.8 yards per attempt while also opening the scoring in the contest with an 11-yard dash to the end zone early in the first quarter. While that was positive enough, Patterson also also finished second on the team in receptions and third in receiving yards. Assuming Gibson returns for a Week 18 matchup against the Giants, Patterson will likely be relegated back to a peripheral role in the offense.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Poised to start

    Patterson is expected to pick up his first career start Sunday against the Eagles after lead back Antonio Gibson (hip) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday upon testing positive for the virus, John Keim of reports.

    Gibson's status for Week 17 was already murky after he downgraded from limited participation in practice Wednesday to no activity Thursday on account of the hip issue, and his placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list makes it even more likely that he'll miss his first game. Since Gibson is vaccinated, he'll theoretically have a chance to test out of the NFL's COVID-19 protocol before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, but that should be viewed as a long shot. Gibson's expected absences leaves Patterson as the next man up out of the Washington backfield on the heels of his nine-carry, 33-yard outing in last week's 56-14 loss to the Cowboys. The blowout nature of the contest likely played a factor in Patterson taking on a greater role in the game plan in the second half, but even if Washington is able to keep things more competitive this week, the undrafted rookie out of Buffalo should have a good chance of getting double-digit touches. Jonathan Williams is also expected to pick up some work on the ground and may steal snaps from Patterson on passing downs, as could Wendell Smallwood, who the Football Team is likely to promote from its practice squad.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Gets nine carries

    Patterson took nine carries for 33 yards in Sunday's 56-14 loss to Dallas, playing 25 percent of snaps on offense.

    The rookie got five of his nine carries in the fourth quarter, though both he and Jonathan Williams subbed in for Antonio Gibson at times before the game got completely out of hand. Gibson is playing through a toe injury and may not be at his best, but he still managed 58 total yards and a TD on only 37 percent of snaps. Any limitations over the final two weeks would set up Patterson and Williams for larger roles.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Larger role could await

    Patterson may be headed for a larger role in Washington's game plan Sunday in Dallas with lead back Antonio Gibson (toe) listed as questionable after not practicing in any capacity this week, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    According to Matthew Paras of The Washington Times, head coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Gibson is dealing with an injury similar to the case of turf toe that sidelined the running back for two games in 2020. While Rivera noted that Gibson feels better this time around compared to last season, Standig also relayed that the coach "wasn't oozing with optimism" about the 23-year-old's chances of playing. Even if Gibson suits up Sunday, Washington could still look to lighten his workload to some degree, given that the Football Team is playing on a short week and along with the fact that he's coming off a 21-touch outing against the Eagles. Patterson has logged eight carries for 49 yards and a touchdown over the past two games, with his healthy 6.1 yards-per-carry average potentially setting him up for more work in the next few weeks even if Gibson was in better health.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Reaches end zone against Eagles

    Patterson rushed four times for 20 yards and a touchdown in Tuesday's 27-17 loss to the Eagles.

    Patterson has now topped 20 yards in three of the last five games. J.D. McKissic (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, so Patterson should continue to see a slight uptick in work behind lead back Antonio Gibson.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Five touches in loss

    Patterson ran four times for 29 yards and caught his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.

    With J.D. McKissic (concussion) sidelined once again, Patterson and Jonathan Williams operated as the primary backups to Antonio Gibson. Patterson and Williams both garnered four rushing attempts, and while the former was able to outgain the latter 29-16, Williams was able to add a touchdown to his ledger -- the only rushing score of the day for Washington. The two backups appear to be splitting the work behind Gibson, but neither running back will likely carry much fantasy potential heading into Sunday's showdown with the Eagles, even if McKissic is out for a third consecutive game.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: No extra work sans McKissic

    Patterson took one carry for two yards in Sunday's 17-15 win over Las Vegas, playing four snaps on offense.

    Patterson and Wendell Smallwood (five snaps, three touches) barely played behind Antonio Gibson, whose 82 percent snap share was easily a season high. It doesn't appear Patterson will get extra touches even if J.D. McKissic (concussion) misses more time, as the undrafted rookie has merely been used as Gibson's sub for early downs so far.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Quiet in limited role

    Patterson carried the ball seven times for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Panthers.

    Patterson was on the field for 13 of Washington's 67 offensive snaps, operating as the No. 3 running back behind both Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic. While Gibson and McKissic are healthy, the rookie will likely continue to see minimal work moving forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Glenn Dale, MD
Age: 22
School: Buffalo
Experience: 2