ASHBURN, VA – Washington’s leaders put a defensive end Chase Young In reserve/physically unable to perform on the roster on Tuesday, which leaves him unavailable for the first four games of the season.
Young opened a camp on the active roster/PUP after tearing the right ACL and MCL in the November 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The young man underwent reconstructive surgery, which prolonged his recovery time.
Washington has taken a step to reach the 80 needed players by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. The leaders also set up a reserve position Tyler Larsen (Achilles) in the same Young List.
The move with Young came as no surprise, given that Washington coach Ron Rivera mentioned the possibility earlier in training camp and previously announced that Young would not be ready to return by week one when the leaders host the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Young will not be eligible to return until October 9 against the Tennessee Titans.
“As we go through this, it’s hard to predict when to recover,” Rivera said on Tuesday. “This injury is a little bit more severe than a normal injury, and because of that, the timeline is a little bit longer. What is that timeline? I can’t tell you.”
Young, the second overall pick in the 2020 draft, scored 1.5 sacks in nine games last season. As a starter, he finished 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three recoveries, one of which resulted in touchdowns, and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
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