Sources — Commanders will not activate DE Chase Young vs. Texans


HOUSTON — Washington Commanders defensive finish Chase Younger must wait one other week to return.

Washington did not activate him for the 53-man roster, so he will not play the Houston Texans on Sunday, sources instructed ESPN on Saturday.

Washington head coach Ron Rivera mentioned on Friday he would “actually” activate it earlier than Wednesday.

Younger, who opened the season on the bodily unable to play record, started coaching on November 2. Washington’s 21-day window to activate or place him on injured reserve is Tuesday.

Younger tore his proper ACL on November 14 final 12 months and medical doctors wanted to restore his knee by grafting the wholesome patellar tendon from his left knee, furthering his restoration.

Rivera mentioned coaches have instructed him Younger’s knee is okay; he simply must regain his confidence to make a robust push along with his proper leg.

“If you discuss to the coaches and take heed to the energy conditioning guys, there’s nothing else they’ll do for him,” Rivera mentioned. “Now it is in regards to the soccer half. It is how assured, comfy, how effectively he does the soccer side proper now. He can transfer on and everybody stands there getting excited as a result of he’ll race someplace round 19 years -20 [mph] within the GPS you’ll really feel good. However now it is shifting when you may have 300 kilos pushing one route or 600 kilos you are attempting to maintain the purpose. That is the distinction. That is what you can not imitate throughout your rehabilitation program. So that is the essential second for us.”

Rivera mentioned that even after Younger is activated, they may wait one other week or two, relying on whether or not he exhibits them what they wish to see.

Younger was the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the 12 months when he posted 7.5 sacks, 4 compelled fumbles and three fumble recoveries, together with one for a landing. He completed with 1.5 sacks final season.

The Commanders are inserting operating again JD McKissic, who has not performed since Week 8, on season-ending injured reserve with a neck damage, in accordance with a number of reviews and confirmed by ESPN.

McKissic finishes the season with 95 speeding yards and 173 receiving yards on 27 receptions.