Washington Commanders DE probably heading to the PUP list

Washington DE Commanders hunt young tore his ACL last November and his status for the 2022 season is in question. Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that The young probably begin the season on the PUP list. This means that Young cannot play or train for the first six weeks of the season.

Young started 15 games as a rookie in 2020 en route to 44 total tackles and 7.5 sacks, earning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors as Washington won the NFC East Division. That wasn’t the case in 2021, however, as Young only appeared in nine games – all starts – and finished with 26 total tackles and just 1.5 sacks before suffering the season-ending setback. .

“I’m running, I’m in this state right now,” young said last week during an interview with the team. “You know there’s a lot more to do obviously. Right now I’m just taking it one day at a time and just trying to get back with my team, get back racing with them.”

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Young took college football by storm as a junior in 2019 at Ohio State. He became a Heisman Trophy finalist with 32 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles, even with a two-game suspension. Young finished his three-year career at Ohio State with 30.5 sacks in 34 appearances.

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Young has long been accustomed to high expectations. Young signed with Ohio State in 2016 as a 247Sports Composite five-star recruit and number 7 overall in the nation. Young ranked as the No. 1 rookie in his state and the No. 2 weakside defensive end in his class out of Hyattsville, Md. DeMatha Catholic.

Brad Crawford contributed to this report.

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