NFL: Commanders: Chase Young out Sunday, J.D. McKissic to IR
Washington Commanders standout defensive end Chase Young will miss at least one more week as he is not quite ready to return from a torn right ACL and MCL.
The Commanders did not activate Young to the 53-man roster on Saturday, meaning he won’t be able to play until Nov. 27 against the Atlanta Falcons at the earliest.
Young, 23, began the season on the physically unable to perform list and was designated to return to practice on Nov. 2, opening a 21-day window for his return to the active roster. Coach Ron Rivera said Friday that Young would be activated by Wednesday at the latest.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft, Young had 7.5 sacks that season and was named Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl selection. He had 1.5 sacks in nine games last season before his knee injury last Nov. 14.
Also Saturday, running back J.D. McKissic was placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the season, NFL Network reported.
The Commanders only announced Saturday that McKissic and tight end Armani Rogers were placed on injured reserve, and that linebacker Nathan Gerry was elevated from the practice squad.
No timeline was given for McKissic or Rogers to return.
McKissic has been idle for Washington’s past two games. He last played in the Commanders’ 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 30, during which he carried twice for six yards and had three receptions for 14 yards.
McKissic, 29, has 22 carries for 95 yards and 27 receptions for 173 yards in eight games this season.
He has rushed for 1,074 yards and four touchdowns and has 220 catches for 1,674 yards and seven scores in 70 career games (14 starts) with the Seattle Seahawks (2016-18), Detroit Lions (2019) and Washington franchise.
Rogers, 24, has five receptions for 64 yards in 10 games this season for the Commanders.
Gerry, 27, has played in two games this season.
Gerry totaled 163 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions in 46 career games (22 starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was selected by Philadelphia in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Nebraska.
–Field Level Media