Ioannidis (knee, ankle) didn't play in Friday's preseason loss to the Broncos.
Looking to build on last year's unexpected 4.5-sack showing, Ioannidis is listed atop the depth chart at defensive end. He hasn't played since suffering a knee injury in the preseason opener, allowing Ziggy Hood to join the starting lineup. Washington's defensive scheme hasn't been conducive to IDP production from defensive linemen the past few years.
Ioannidis (knee) is also nursing a sprained ankle and is considered week-to-week, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
It was reported yesterday that Ioannidis was still on track for the regular season opener, but the Redskins are going to be taking it one week at a time with the defensive end give he is nursing multiple injuries. Chances are Ioannidis is held out of Thursday's preseason game against the Jets.
Ioannidis (knee) is expected to miss some time in the near future, but remains on track for the season opener, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Ioannidis hurt his knee during Thursday's preseason opener, but the issue does not seem to be serious. He projects as the team's starting defensive end, so expect them to err on the side of caution in order to ensure his health for the start of the season. Anthony Lanier figures to fill in for him for the foreseeable future at practice.
Ioannidis sustained a knee injury in Thursday's game against the Patriots.
Ionnadis will receive an MRI on Friday to determine the severity of the injury. Losing the young defensive end for an extended period of time would be a blow to the Redskins front seven, so there will be hope that the injury is just a tweak. Look for Anthony Lanier to see increased reps with the first team as long as Ioannidis is sidelined.
Ioannidis has been participating in practices despite having turf toe, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Ioannidis was called a hard-nosed, tenacious player by head coach Jay Gruden for his ability to tough it out through his injury. The third-year defensive tackle is coming off of a 27 tackle campaign that included 4.5 sacks, impressive numbers given his position. The selection of Da'Ron Payne (ankle) in the first round of the NFL Draft in April may have pushed Ioannidis down the depth chart slightly, but he's been getting starters reps in camp while Payne has been sidelined. Look for Ioannidis to remain a significant part of the Redskins' defensive front so long as he can remain on the field in 2018.
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/8/18||@ NO||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/3/18||@ PHI||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|