Sweat had a team-high nine sacks in 2020, adding 45 tackles (28 solo), six pass defenses, two forced fumbles and an interception returned for a touchdown.
The 2019 first-round pick played 64.0 percent of Washington's defensive snaps as a rookie and 66.3 percent as a sophomore, starting all 16 games both times. The 2020 performance wasn't exactly a breakout, but Sweat did finish with two more sacks (nine) and seven more QB hits (20) than the previous year, earning PFF's 11th-best grade (80.0) out of 112 qualified edge rushers. Teammate Chase Young was No. 6, so Sweat should have plenty of one-on-one pass-rush opportunities in the seasons to come. The 24-year-old has two seasons remaining on his rookie contract, which can be extended through 2023 via the fifth-year option. It'll be an easy choice for Washington to pick up that option if Sweat's 2021 campaign looks anything like his 2020 output.
Sweat recorded five tackles, all solo, and a sack across 56 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Sweat now has 37 tackles (23 solo), seven sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and an interception across 13 games this season. He also has played in 65 percent of the defensive snaps this season.
Sweat made two tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in Thursday's 41-16 win over the Cowboys.
Sweat put the game away for Washington late in the fourth quarter as he managed to get immediate pressure on Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton, tipping a pass up to himself and strolling into the end zone for an easy pick-six. Sweat will look to carry this momentum into a tough Week 13 matchup against the currently undefeated Steelers.
Sweat recorded three tackles (two solo) and a sack across 44 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Sweat reached the quarterback for the sixth time this season, which is one sack shy of his season-total from his rookie campaign. He also has 26 tackles (17 solo) on the year, playing in only 65 percent of the defensive reps.
Sweat (concussion) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Giants, Kyle Stackpole of the Washington Football Team's official site reports.
Sweat practiced without limitations Thursday and appears to have avoided any setbacks, leaving him good to go for this clash of NFC East rivals. The 2019 first-rounder needs two more sacks to match his rookie total of seven.
Sweat (concussion) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Sweat was forced to leave Week 7's win over Dallas early due to a head injury, and he appears to be trending in the right direction following the bye week. It's unclear if the Mississippi State product has cleared concussion protocol, however, so it's too early to count on him for Sunday's game against the Giants. Ryan Anderson would see an uptick in usage at defensive end if Sweat were unable to suit up in Week 9.
Sweat is being evaluated for a concussion after exiting Sunday's matchup against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Sweat had been a difference-maker prior to his fourth-quarter exit, collecting three QB hits, two sacks and a forced fumble on Dallas quarterback Ben DiNucci. With Washington looking to close out a convincing home win over the Cowboys, Ryan Anderson would see an uptick in usage at defensive end if Sweat were unable to return.
Sweat recorded eight tackles -- 1.5 for a loss -- and a sack in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Rams.
Sweat produced a career high for tackles in a game, doubling his total for the season. It was an outstanding effort for the 2019 first-round pick, as he now has three sacks through five games and should have a chance to hit double digits in the category this season.
Sweat made four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Browns.
Sweat now has two sacks through three games, and he's tied for second with Ryan Kerrigan and Jon Bostic in the category. Rookie Chase Young (groin) leads the team with 2.5 sacks so far, but he could miss Sunday's game against the Ravens. That could mean the Ravens can focus more on Sweat, lowering his ceiling a bit, but Washington has 12.5 sacks among seven different players this year, so that concern may be overstated.
Sweat recorded two tackles, a sack and two QB hits in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles.
The Eagles had to battled pressure from both sides, as Sweat and rookie Chase Young combined for 2.5 sacks and three QB hits in the season-opening win. This unheralded defense has a stacked front four with Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne as well, and they have another intriguing matchup on deck with the Cardinals in Week 2.
Sweat started all 16 games in 2019, compiling 50 tackles (31 solo), seven sacks and two forced fumbles on 723 defensive snaps.
The stat line is impressive for a rookie at first glance, but PFF graded Sweat at No. 82 among 106 qualified edge defenders, with the sack total perhaps overstating his overall impact as a pass rusher. The 23-year-old at least played well enough to ensure himself of a prominent role in 2020, and he could be a better fit in a 4-3 scheme -- which he thrived in at Mississippi State -- under new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. There is some chance Sweat gets more competition for playing time, as Ryan Kerrigan (calf) has one more season remaining on his contract and there's already rampant speculation about Washington using a first-round pick on a pass rusher (Ohio State's Chase Young) for a second straight year.
Sweat will have a larger role for the final three games of the season since Ryan Kerrigan (calf) is on injured reserve, Zach Selby of the Redskins' official site reports.
Sweat played 69 percent of defensive snaps Week 14 against the Packers, tying a season high, and his workload should expand in the absence of the team's top pass rusher. The rookie first-round pick has 40 tackles (23 solo), five sacks and one forced fumble through his first 13 games.
Sweat (quad) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Sweat put in two limited practices this week before upgrading to a full one Friday. He'll suit up Sunday and has yet to miss a game this season.
Sweat (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Sweat suffered this injury during this past Sunday's win over the Panthers, and he's still dealing with the effects. The rookie first-rounder will likely carry an injury tag into Week 14's clash against the Packers unless he can elevate to full speed.
Sweat (quadriceps) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Panthers.
The severity of the injury is unclear, but the fact that Sweat was forced to leave the contest certainly isn't a good sign. As long as the 2019 first-round pick is sidelined, the only healthy outside linebacker left for the game is Ryan Anderson. Before departing, Sweat was having his way with the Panthers in the trenches, recording three tackles and one and a half sacks.
Sweat made three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Bills.
The rookie first-round pick will carry 2.5 sacks through nine games into the bye week. He continues to log high snap counts, and his modest success through the first half of his rookie season signals he has a good shot to live up to his hype.
Sweat finished Monday's loss with seven tackles (four solo) and a sack.
Sweat recorded a season high in tackles, including his first sack in the NFL. With that said, his value in IDP formats remains relatively low, but the 26th overall selection from this past year's draft boasts a 4.41 40-yard dash time, which makes him a very intriguing defensive prospect.
Sweat (calf) had one assisted tackle in Thursday's preseason game against Cincinnati.
Sweat was unable to play in the preseason opener last week due to the calf issue, but he appears clear of the injury after taking the field Thursday. The rookie first-round pick was kicked in the calf early in training camp, but there never appeared to be any serious concern over the injury.
Sweat (calf) is expected to sit out Thursday's preseason contest against the Browns, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Sweat has not practiced since receiving a kick to the calf last Wednesday, and he has now missed over a week of training camp. It appears that Washington is simply taking a precautionary approach to the rookie first-round pick's health.
Sweat (lower leg) didn't participate at practice Saturday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Sweat was kicked in the lower leg Wednesday and has missed the last two practices. The 22-year-old was expected to return for Saturday's session but didn't end up taking the field.
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|Sun 09/20||@ ARI||L 15-30||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ CLE||L 20-34||3||1||4||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs BAL||L 17-31||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs LAR||L 10-30||4||4||8||1||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ NYG||L 19-20||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs DAL||W 25-3||2||1||3||2||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs NYG||L 20-23||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ DET||L 27-30||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs CIN||W 20-9||2||1||3||1||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/26||@ DAL||W 41-16||0||2||2||0||1||1||0||0|
|Mon 12/07||@ PIT||W 23-17||1||3||4||0||0||3||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ SF||W 23-15||5||0||5||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs SEA||L 15-20||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs CAR||L 13-20||1||1||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ PHI||W 20-14||4||1||5||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 01/09||vs TB||L 23-31||2||2||4||1||0||0||0||0|
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