McGee (groin) was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
McGee landed on the PUP list because of offseason groin surgery and returned to practice in mid-October. The 28-year-old had a career-high 44 tackles (24 solo) in 2017 and should re-enter the Redskins' defensive line rotation.
McGee (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
McGee spent the first six weeks on the PUP list, but he has 21 days to be activated from the list at this point. Given that he practiced Wednesday, there's a good chance McGee will be available in short order. After racking up a career-high 44 tackles (24 solo) last season, McGee should rejoin the defensive line rotation when healthy.
Head coach Jon Gruden indicated that McGee (groin) is a candidate to open the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports.
McGee underwent groin surgery this offseason and there's no clear timeline for his return. Should he be moved to the regular-season PUP list later this summer, McGee would then be ineligible to play for the first six games of the year.
McGee is still working his way back to full strength after undergoing groin surgery this offseason. Once he returns to the field, the veteran nose tackle will have to battle for reps in a crowded defensive-line room.
McGee signed a five-year, $25 million contract with Washington last offseason, then had 44 tackles but no sacks in 16 games (10 starts) in 2017. Even if he moves past the groin injury, he'll have a hard time matching last year's total of 432 snaps. The Redskins used their last two first-round picks on defensive linemen, snagging Jonathan Allen (2017) and Da'Ron Payne (2018).
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