Top Football Team News

  • Football Team's Antonio Gibson: Looks good for Week 3

    Gibson (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Washington limited Gibson's reps Wednesday in the team's first session of Week 3, but his ability to upgrade to full activity Thursday suggests his shoulder won't be an issue heading into Sunday's game in Buffalo. Gibson took more of a back seat to J.D. McKissic in the passing game during the Football Team's Week 2 win over the Giants, but the former has still enjoyed solid workloads through the first two contests. He's earned 38 touches (33 carries, five receptions) in total, racking up 181 yards and no touchdowns.

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  • Football Team's Curtis Samuel: Spotted runing on side field

    Samuel (groin) was running along the sideline during Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    It seems to be the first time reports have seen Samuel on a practice field since he was placed on injured reserve Sept. 10. He's ineligible through Week 3 and may miss additional time beyond that, but there's at least now a sign of progress, even if it's a far cry from actually participating in practice. Meanwhile, rookie third-round pick Dyami Brown has been quiet in the No. 2 receiver role, catching four of 10 targets for 32 yards on 90 percent snap share through two weeks.

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  • Football Team's Antonio Gibson: Limited by shoulder Wednesday

    Gibson (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

    Through two games, Gibson ranks 18th in offensive snap share among NFL running backs at 62.9 percent, which has translated to 33 carries for 159 yards (4.8 YPC) and five catches (on seven targets) for 22 yards. Meanwhile, J.D. McKissic (40.3 percent) has totaled 10 touches for 101 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown. With a capped session under his belt to kick off Week 3, Gibson doesn't seem in danger of missing time, but his status nonetheless bears watching as the week goes on.

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  • Football Team's Jaret Patterson: Strictly playing special teams

    Patterson played 12 snaps on special teams in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    The undrafted rookie out of Buffalo has four snaps on offense and 20 on special teams through the first two games of his pro career, operating as the No. 3 back in Washington behind Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic. Any hope for a large role this season likely involves an injury to one of those two, but it is possible Washington could give Patterson a few more carries throughout the year if he continues to impress in practice. For the time being, he'll focus on special teams, continuing Week 3 at Buffalo.

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  • Football Team's Cole Holcomb: Registers six tackles

    Holcomb posted six tackles (four solo) in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    Holcomb has played every defensive snap through two weeks and leads the Football Team with 17 tackles. The third-year linebacker has job security, and he'll be a dependable fantasy contributor as long as he stays healthy. In 2020, Holcomb generated 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pick-six through 11 contests.

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  • Football Team's Kendall Fuller: Gets to QB in win

    Fuller posted eight tackles (seven solo), a sack and a pass breakup in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    Fuller led the team in tackles and notched the second sack of his six-year NFL career. He's off to a hot start in the tackling department with 13 stops through two games. Fuller produced 99 tackles through 25 games over the last two years.

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  • Football Team's Jonathan Allen: Puts up two more sacks

    Allen recorded six tackles (five solo) and two sacks in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    Allen now has three sacks through two games, topping last year's mark already. Last season was a down year for Allen in the sack department, as he posted 14 sacks between the 2018 and 2019 seasons. His consistent tackling numbers provide a steady IDP floor, as Allen posted 60-plus stops in each of the last three campaigns.

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  • Football Team's Montez Sweat: Takes down Jones

    Sweat posted three solo tackles and a sack in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    Sweat notched a sack for a second straight game. The 2019 first-round pick recorded 45 tackles, nine sacks and six pass breakups last season while averaging 43 snaps per game. Sweat is averaging 55 snaps so far, and his IDP value will continue to climb if he keeps up this workload.

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  • Football Team's Dustin Hopkins: Connects on game-winning kick

    Hopkins made all three of his extra points and all three of his field goals -- including a 43-yard game-winner as time expired -- during Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    All three of Hopkins' field goals came in the second half after the Giants took a 20-14 lead. The teams exchanged field goals on four consecutive possessions before Washington claimed the lead with a two-play, 75-yard drive to take a 27-26 lead. After the Giants responded with a field goal, Taylor Heinicke led an 11-play drive that set Hopkins up for the 43-yard game-winning kick as time expired. The 30-year-old is a perfect 6-for-6 from inside 50 yards this season.

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  • Football Team's Ricky Seals-Jones: Catches TD on only target

    Seals-Jones caught his lone target for a 19-yard touchdown in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    The college wideout turned NFL tight end has bounced around the league the past few years, playing for Arizona, Cleveland, Kansas City and now Washington. His struggles to earn regular snaps aren't likely to end on a team with Logan Thomas at tight end, but Seals-Jones did show that he can still make big plays, outleaping a defender for a surprise fourth-quarter TD on Thursday. There is some potential for fantasy value if Thomas were to miss time, though in such a scenario Seal-Jones might be forced into a committee rather than taking over the starter's three-down role.

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  • Football Team's Dyami Brown: Puts up 34 yards

    Brown caught three of six targets for 34 yards in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    Brown finished fifth on the team in receiving and tied for fourth in targets, again working with Terry McLaurin and Adam Humphries as part of Washington's regular trio for three-wide sets. Curtis Samuel (groin) can return from IR as soon as Week 4, but while he eventually figures to take a lot of Brown's snaps, it isn't yet clear when Samuel will be ready. Washington does have Cam Sims as an option for perimeter snaps if Brown can't get going soon, but even if the latter isn't seeing many targets, his speed could be useful. He'll get a tough matchup next, traveling to Buffalo in Week 3.

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  • Football Team's Adam Humphries: Targeted eight times

    Humphries caught seven of eight targets for 44 yards in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    Coming off an ugly, run-heavy loss to the Chargers the previous week, Washington displayed a far better passing attack Thursday evening, led by an 11-catch night from Terry McLaurin. Four other players, including Humphries, finished between six and eight targets, with QB Taylor Heinicke throwing for 336 yards and two TDs in his first regular-season start for Washington. Humphries is at 9-54-0 on 10 targets through two games, and he should maintain his slot role Week 3 at Buffalo. Reduced playing time could be coming when Curtis Samuel (groin) returns from IR, which technically can happen as soon as Week 4.

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  • Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Shines in dramatic win

    McKissic caught five of six targets for 83 yards and took four carries for 10 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

    It was a huge turnaround after the pass-catching back got just one carry and one target in the Week 1 loss to Los Angeles. It initially looked like more of the same Thursday night, but McKissic was steadily involved once he got his first touch midway through the second quarter. He even scored a two-yard TD on a 3rd-and-1 shortly before halftime, and his 56-yard catch in the fourth quarter set up a TD strike to TE Ricky Seals-Jones on the next play. Meanwhile, Antonio Gibson had 13 carries for 69 yards and two catches for four yards, dropping off from 23 touches the previous week. Even after the impressive performance, McKissic remains a risky fantasy play heading into Week 3 at Buffalo.

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  • Football Team's Logan Thomas: Five-catch effort in win

    Thomas brought in five of seven targets for 45 yards in Washington's 30-29 win over the Giants on Thursday night.

    Thomas checked in third on the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets during the wild win, marking a second straight serviceable performance to open the season. Thomas had accounted for a touchdown on three catches in Washington's season-opening loss to the Chargers, and with a relatively inexperienced quarterback in Taylor Heinicke manning the controls of the offense for at least the next several games, the sure-handed tight end should continue to see his fair share of opportunities.

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  • Football Team's Antonio Gibson: Efficient on ground in win

    Gibson rushed 13 times for 69 yards and brought in both targets for four yards in Washington's 30-29 win over the Giants on Thursday night.

    Gibson's rushing opportunities were ultimately capped partly by game script despite the favorable matchup, as backfield mate J.D. McKissic ended up seeing quite a bit of work in a frenetic fourth quarter. Gibson still turned in a second straight efficient rushing performance to open the 2021 campaign, giving him 159 yards on 33 carries over his first pair of contests. He also remained involved as a receiver to a modest extent and will look to bump his workload on the ground back up in a Week 3 road battle against the Bills a week from Sunday.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 106.5
(19th)
235.5
(20th)
333.0
(21st)
Def. 126.5
(23rd)
293.0
(23rd)
407.5
(25th)

Injuries

Player Injury
C. Samuel WR Curtis Samuel WR Groin
R. Fitzpatrick QB Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Hip
M. Ioannidis DE Matthew Ioannidis DE Knee
G. Stroman CB Greg Stroman CB Undisclosed
D. Forrest SAF Darrick Forrest SAF Hamstring

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