Washington now has all three pieces of its starting defensive line locked in through 2021. While Ioannidis doesn't get as much recognition as first-round teammates Jonathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne, the 2016 fourth-rounder has received comparably strong grades as a pass rusher from Pro Football Focus each of the past two seasons and is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he netted 7.5 sacks in 14 games. However, it isn't clear where he stands in his recovery from the hamstring injury that cost Ioannidis the final two games of the year.
Ioannidis (hamstring) finished the 2018 season with 31 tackles (23 solo) and 7.5 sacks in 14 games.
Ioannidis did his damage on just 439 snaps, while fellow defensive linemen Da'Ron Payne and Jonathan Allen both approached 800. The Redskins have Ioannidis under team control for one more season, and while he's done his part to earn a long-term extension, the team has already devoted considerable resources to its defensive front, including first-round picks on Payne and Allen. That's not to say there won't be discussions about an extension, but it won't come as any surprise if Ioannidis simply plays out the final year of his contract and then cashes in elsewhere during the 2020 offseason. He should have plenty of time to recover from the hamstring injury that caused him to miss Week 17.
Ioannidis (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the EaglesKareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Ioannidis suffered the hamstring Week 16 against the Titans and will miss his second game of the season. The 24-year-old was questionable despite not practicing all week, so him not being available isn't overly surprising. Stacy McGee and Caleb Brantley should see increased snaps at defensive end in his absence.
Ioannidis (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Ioannidis sustained a shin injury during last week's loss to the Titans, putting his status for Sunday's divisional tilt in legitimate question. Caleb Brantley will slot into the starting lineup if Ioannidis is unable to go.
Ioannidis (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Ioannidis has missed two straight practice sessions since exiting Sunday's loss to the Titans due to a hamstring issue. If Ioannidis were to sit out Week 17, Caleb Brantley would slot into the starting lineup versus the Eagles.
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