The Washington Football Team placed cornerback Benjamin St-Juste on injured reserve Thursday and activated cornerback Darryl Roberts off the list to take the rookie’s roster spot.
St-Juste had not practiced this week as the team said he is in concussion protocol once again. It marked the third time that St-Juste, a third-round draft pick out of Minnesota, has been put in the protocol this season. Now, he’ll miss a minimum of three weeks while he tries to recover.
Roberts had been on injured reserve since Oct. 13 with a quad injury. The 31-year-old got hurt in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints. Before then, Roberts had served as the team’s fourth cornerback.
Washington plays the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday — a team that has the second-most passing yards in the league.
If St-Juste’s season is over, he’ll have finished with having played nine games with three starts. The 24-year-old spent a lot of time as the team’s primary outside cornerback to start the year, but his playing time dipped in recent weeks. He received zero defensive snaps in the last two games as the team preferred to play Kendall Fuller on the outside and Danny Johnson at slot cornerback.
St-Juste missed his first game with a concussion in Week 4. He then reportedly suffered another concussion in practice prior to the team’s Week 10 matchup to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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