DECEMBER 6 LENO NAME WPMOY NOMINATE All 32 teams named a player to be nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. This season, Washington’s honor goes to offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr.
Leno, 31, signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal this offseason.
5 DEC KNEE PROTECTION – OUCH Washington starting center Tyler Larsen walked out of the 20-20 tie with the Giants with a leg injury and was carried off the field. … and now there is a report on the severity of the injury, the athlete Larsen said that Larsen had a dislocated kneecap and that “this could be the second year in a row of a season-ending injury for Larsen, who sustained an Achilles injury last season”.
DECEMBER 5 WASHINGTON COMMANDERS LOSE LINEBACKER It was reported and confirmed Monday that team captain Cole Holcomb had foot surgery and will miss the remainder of the following NFL season.
DECEMBER 4 NO CHASE YOUNG FOR WEEK 13 AT NEW YORK GIANTS Become the Washington Commanders allegedly Wait until after bye week, when the team hosts the Giants for Week 15 to bring back defensive end Chase Young (knee).
DEC 1 JOEY SLYE NAMED ST. PLAYER OF THE MONTH Washington Commanders kicker Joey Slye takes home hardware.
Slye made all 13 of his field goal attempts in November, where the Commanders went 3-1. In Week 10 against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles, Slye had four field goals and two extra points in the upset win.
30 NOV SCHWEITZER ACTIVATED TO RETURN Washington Commanders offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer is one step closer to returning to the field.
Schweitzer was transferred to the Injured Reserve (IR) on Oct. 1 with a concussion, but with his activation the team has until Dec. 20 to move him to the active roster.
Given the status of the Commanders’ offensive line, adding Schweitzer as a depth play does a lot for Washington as the team prepares for a playoff run in December.
27 NOV JACOBS TD HELPS COMMANDERS Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs ran the ball for 86 yards for a touchdown to beat the Seattle Seahawks and put them to a 6-5 record.
With the Washington Commanders beating the Atlanta Falcons in the early window, their record now stands at 7-5, which puts them seventh and last NFC playoff spot in 12 weeks.
Here’s a look at the NFC playoff picture
1. Philly Eagles (9-1)
2. Minnesota Vikings (9-2)
3. San Francisco 49ers (7-4)
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6)
5. Dallas Cowboys (8-3)
6. New York Giants (7-4)
7. Washington Commanders (7-4)
8.Seattle Seahawks (6-5)
9.Atlanta Falcons (5-7)
NOV 27 CHASE CHANGE? An unfortunate turn of events at 2:13 ET as NFL Network reports a possible status change for Commanders DE Chase Young and his scheduled debut against the Falcons today.
Young, who missed the whole season with a knee injury, was due to play today but he has been “fighting an illness that has emerged in the past few hours, sources say,” writes Ian Rapoport. “Now he’s much less likely to play and the team will make a decision on his status early this morning.”
And a morning update: Young has now been banned from visiting the Falcons.
NOVEMBER 26 ERICKSON BACK The Washington Commanders activate Alex Erickson ahead of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
With return specialist Dax Milne out with a foot injury, Erickson will likely fill his role in his absence.
The team also changed their practice roster, signing defensive tackle David Bada and firing veteran cornerback Troy Apke.
25 NOV CHASE YOUNG QUESTIONABLE VS. FALCONS The long-awaited season debut for Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young could come Sunday.
The team placed a questionable designation for Young after practice this week.
Young tore his ACL on November 14, 2021 and has yet to play in an NFL game.
The team also labeled tight end Logan Thomas as questionable for Sunday’s game.
NOVEMBER 23 CARSON BACK TO PRACTICE Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz last played against the Chicago Bears in Week 6 and we know Taylor Heinicke will start for the team this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons.
But Wentz should return to practice on Wednesday and could be available as early as this weekend to fill backup duties, but perhaps more realistically in Week 13 against the New York Giants.
NOVEMBER 22 EIFLER CLOCK BEGINS The Washington Commanders have started the 21-day clock to return for linebacker Milo Eifler.
Eifler has been out since week 4 with a hamstring injury and has been on injured reserve (IR) ever since. Adding him back will do wonders for a linebacker corps that’s been struggling to stay healthy all season.
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Eifler’s clock expires on Dec. 13, just after the team’s Week 14 reunion, making Week 15 a potential return date for the sophomore linebacker.
NOV 21 CHASE YOUNG BACK Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera announced that defensive end Chase Young has been added to the 53-man roster. This means Young could make his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Young, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, tore his cruciate ligament on November 14, 2021 and was called from the injured reserve (IR) on November 2.
While that doesn’t mean Young will return this week, the next step has been taken to bring him back into the lineup.
NOVEMBER 19 JD OFF The Washington Commanders are running back to JD McKissic on injured reserve, NFL Network reports that this will mark the end of his season due to a neck injury that will require months of rehab.
18 NOV COMMANDERS HONORING THE VIRGINIA SHOOTERS Days after a shooting claimed the lives of three University of Virginia football players, the Washington Commanders will wear a helmet badge honoring them Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were killed in a shooting by a former Virginia football player last Sunday night. Running back Mike Hollins and another student were shot but injured.
NOV 15 HEINICKE NAME STARTER VS. TEXANS With Carson Wentz not scheduled to return from injured reserve (IR) this week, commanders officially announced their plans for the foreseeable future.
Ron Rivera announced in his press conference that Taylor Heinicke would be the team’s starter this Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Heinicke has won three of his four starts in Wentz’s absence, including a massive upset win over the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.
NOVEMBER 15 SNYDER SALE ‘Imminent’? Washington Commanders fans got good Monday news in two cans…although the first one came with lots of “ifs” and “maybes.”
When the game started, all was well: Washington pulled off one of the surprises of the year when they overcame double-digit odds to win 32-21 in Philadelphia.
But before the game? During the Monday Night Countdown to the Commanders-Eagles game, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter offered an update on the team’s possible sale, but took the shaky “many people say” approach to the acquisition.
“The controversy continues to simmer around this team with at least five investigations open,” Schefter said, previously stating the obvious: “I think a lot of people in the league believe that Dan Snyder is going to sell this team sooner rather than later.”
Anything solid here? Because we kind of know all of this, from Jeff Bezos down.
“It certainly seems to be moving,” Schefter said, repeating what is believed to be obvious. “We’ll ultimately see what he does, but I think a lot of people think this is going to be a sale that’s going to happen and it’s going to be quick.”
“Quick” we take. “Seems to be” and “we’ll see” and “many think” … We can do without it.
NOVEMBER 14 GERRY, PATTERSON RAISED The Washington Commanders have called up linebacker Nathan Gerry and running back Jaret Patterson for Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gerry made his Commanders debut against the Minnesota Vikings last week, playing specifically on special teams. He played for the Eagles from 2017-20.
Patterson played in all 17 games as a rookie last season but could make his season debut against the Eagles tonight.
4 NOVEMBER DAVE BUTZ HAPPENS Legendary Washington player Dave Butz has died at the age of 72.
Butz played for the franchise in Washington for 14 years, with a trio of Super Bowl appearances. One of the greatest NFL players of his time at 6-8,300, he missed four games in his entire 16-year career and was selected to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins.
said Joe Theisman on Twitter: “I lost a dear friend today. Dave Butz. Dave Mark Mosley and I used to ride to games together. A true gentle giant. Rest in peace my friend.”
3 NOV TRESS WAY WINS SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE MONTH Washington Commanders Punter was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October by the NFL.
Way’s 45.1 net average led all punters in the conference, and his 16 punts inside the 20-yard line led the NFL in October.
Way became the first Washington bettor to win Special Teams Player of the Month since Matt Turk in October 1997.
NOVEMBER 2 SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ROBINSON SHOOTING A 17-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after being accused of shooting dead Washington commanders who killed Brian Robinson Jr.
The defendant is accused of premeditated robbery.
Robinson, a third-round rookie from Alabama, was shot twice in the leg on August 28, missing the first four games of the NFL season.
NOVEMBER 1 HOCKENSON TRADE TO VIKINGS In a shocking divisional trade, the Detroit Lions send TJ Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings are 6-1 and are expected to be one of the top teams in the NFC this year, while the Lions have the worst record in the league at 1-6.
This season, Hockenson has 26 catches for 395 yards and three touchdowns.
Hockenson is expected to make his Vikings debut against the Washington Commanders this week.
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