EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Another game, another week without Chase Young.
Young won’t make his season debut against the New York Giants as the Washington Commanders made the pass-rusher inactive ahead of Sunday’s kickoff. The defensive end, who has not played since tearing his ACL in November 2021, was listed as questionable and coach Ron Rivera said the team needed to see Young work out before the game to make a final determination.
Young returned to practice on Nov. 2, but Rivera said the 23-year-old would need time to work himself into football shape. The Commanders activated Young to the roster on Nov. 21. But Young still hasn’t played in a game — being ruled out against the Atlanta Falcons and Giants in that span.
If Young plays this season, Rivera has said he’ll be on a snap count of 12 to 16 snaps initially and gradually will increase his workload from there.
With Young out Sunday, the earliest he could make his season debut is either Dec. 17 or 18 — the NFL has not announced the team’s Week 15 start time — against the Giants.
Besides Young, here’s who else the Commanders listed as inactive:
- cornerback Benjamin St-Juste (ankle)
- guard Trai Turner (ankle/knee)
- linebacker De’Jon Harris
- wide receiver Dax Milne (foot)
- guard Chris Paul.
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