LANDOVER — Chase Young will not make his season debut Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons as the Washington Commanders downgraded him to out.
The defensive end, who tore his ACL more than a year ago, was listed as questionable entering the matchup. But the Commanders decided to hold Young out at least another week. Young developed an illness over the past few days, which reportedly contributed to Washington’s decision to keep Young inactive.
The Commanders had activated Young to the team’s active roster last Monday after three weeks of the pass-rusher returning to practice. Young appeared to make strides this past week as coach Ron Rivera said the former defensive rookie of the year’s practice reps had increased.
But the Commanders have been careful with Young, whose ACL tear differed from the typical injury. The Ohio State product required reconstruction surgery, lengthening the rehab process.
Whenever Young plays, he’ll be on a strict snap count to start. Rivera indicated that the pass-rusher will only play 12 to 16 snaps initially before gradually increasing his workload over the course of the season.
Here is the rest of the team’s inactives:
• Wide receiver Dax Milne (foot)
• Cornerback Benjamin St-Juste (ankle)
• Guard Chris Paul
• Linebacker De’Jon Harris
• Matthew Paras can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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