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Mathis Suffers Torn MCL, Out for Season

Despite a hard-fought win by the Commanders on Sunday, it wasn’t all sunshine. Rookie defensive tackle Phidarian Mathis suffered what appears to be a torn MCL . He will require season-ending surgery and was put on the injury reserve list.

Mathis was chosen 47th overall by Washington in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Mathis was a defensive star at Alabama. He was named a second-team All-American by the AFCA. He was also a team captain. He registered 126 tackles – 16 tackles for loss – and 9.5 sacks during his four-year career.

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Practice Squad Announced And Other Commanders Roster Moves

Following the roster cut down to 53 players on Tuesday afternoon, players had to clear waivers before they could be signed to the practice squad. The Washington Commanders announced yesterday that they had signed the following players to the 2022 practice squad:

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Commanders Trim Roster To 53 But ‘Not Done Yet’

Tuesday was cut down day – arguably the toughest day to be an NFL player – especially if you’re on the bubble. The Commanders trimmed their roster down to 53 players, and with it came a few surprises.

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Kerrigan Signs One Day Contract To Retire With Washington

The once prodigal son came home. Ryan Kerrigan signed a one-day contract with Washington, to announce his retirement from professional football. Despite spending last season with the division rival Philadelphia Eagles, Kerrigan wanted to close out his career with the team that originally drafted him in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Washington took the “Heartbreak Kid” with the 16th overall pick out of Purdue. He made an impact from the very start. There was something tangibly different about him. A quiet confidence. A non-stop motor.

He would start every single game in his first eight seasons, and he would play for Washington for ten years. He was named to four Pro Bowls, and finished behind only Dexter Manley in career sacks (95.5). He registered a sack total in double digits four different times.

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Commanders Sign More Than A Dozen Undrafted Free Agents

Coming off a busy Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Commanders continued their search for new talent this week. Washington have signed more than a dozen undrafted free agents already. In doing so, they hope they can find a gem or two to plug into their lineup.

The descriptive word you heard most for this year’s draft was “deep”. So it only makes sense that even after 7 rounds of selections, the Commanders still had work to do. Take note of how many “academic” mentions there are – obviously something that Head Coach Ron Rivera was looking for.

Here is a list of the players that Washington have signed as UDFA’s already:

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Washington Commanders Free Agent Signings And Re-Signings

The new league year began on March 16th, and with it, there was a frenzy of activity as teams try and better themselves for the upcoming season. What have the Washington Commanders done?

Keep checking back to this page for all of their major signings, re-signings and trades.

Updated: March 24th

Trades

The biggest news of the off-season for Washington so far, is acquiring veteran quarterback Carson Wentz from the Indianapolis Colts.

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Brandon Scherff Expected To Sign With Jacksonville Jaguars

The writing was apparently on the wall. Washington couldn’t justifiably tag Brandon Scherff again in 2022, so he was expected to be heading somewhere else. On Monday, it was reported by various sources that Scherff would be heading to Jacksonville.

The 30-year old stalwart right guard spent the last seven seasons in Washington. He was named to the Pro Bowl five of those seven years.  He is also the ONLY Washington player to be named an All-Pro in the last 26 years.

Terms of the deal were not announced, as the deal cannot become official until 4pm on Wednesday.

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Wentz Ends Washington’s Desperate Search For A Quarterback

Washington’s desperate search for a quarterback came to an end on Wednesday. The Commanders reportedly struck a deal with the Indianapolis Colts for Carson Wentz. The deal will not be finalized until next week when the 2022 league year officially begins.

According to reports, Washington gave up a 3rd round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, as well as at least a 3rd round pick in 2023. If Wentz plays more than 70% of the snaps in 2022, that 2023 draft pick would increase to a 2nd round pick for Washington. The two teams also swapped their 2nd round picks in this year’s draft (Washington’s 42nd overall for Indianapolis’ 47th). Further reports today state that Washington will also receive a 7th round pick in the 2022 Draft.

Additionally, the Commanders will pay Wentz’ entire 2022 salary of $28-million-plus dollars.

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Washington Sign Eight Players To Futures Contracts

On Monday the Washington Football Team announced that they had signed eight players to futures contracts. Washington have many holes to fill, and have started filling them before the 2021 season is even finished.

Among the eight were three wide receivers that included recent draft picks Antonio Gandy-Golden and Kelvin Harmon.

Harmon was selected in the sixth round in 2019, and had a solid rookie campaign. He caught 30 passes for 365 yards and showed real promise.

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Left Tackle Charles Leno Jr. Signs A Three-Year Extension

The Washington Football Team and Charles Leno agreed to a three-year contract extension on Wednesday night. Mike Garafalo of NFL network reported that it was a $37.5 million extension – making Leno the twelfth highest paid tackle in the league.

He was signed by Washington in May, when the Chicago Bears cut him in a cost-saving move.

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