Ron Rivera says Chase Young “more than likely” will begin training camp on PUP

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Chase Young‘s rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament is going “as planned.”

But Commanders coach Ron Rivera told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN on Wednesday that Young “more than likely” will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

That was expected given Young’s injury happened in a Nov. 14 game.

Young, the 2020 defensive rookie of the year, ended last season with 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, four quarterback hits and two forced fumbles in nine games.

His return will provide a boost to a defensive line that could rank among the best in the NFL with Young and Montez Sweat at end and Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen at tackle. Payne, though, is seeking a contract extension, and word is the team won’t give him one, which the Commanders perhaps signaled when they drafted Phidarian Mathis in the second round.

8 responses to “Ron Rivera says Chase Young “more than likely” will begin training camp on PUP

  1. If they were smart they wouldn’t play Chase Young until week one and keep him on a very limited snap count until November.

  2. Justin Herbert is worth 2 top end DE’s… and Herbert is worth 10 Chase Youngs.

  3. belthorian says:
    June 15, 2022 at 7:56 pm
    If they were smart they wouldn’t play Chase Young until week one and keep him on a very limited snap count until November.
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    Smart? Even when fully healthy last preseason he played in like two drives and had one tackle. They’ll be 3-5 at best come November, so yes, go ahead and rest him.

  4. This is heading into year 3. Injuries and vastly underperforming – 9 career sacks. Then he’ll be looking for a new contract next year. Only my Washington team can screw a 2nd overall pick up this bad!

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