February 5, 2023

WFT’s Collins, McKissic out Sunday vs. Raiders

ASHBURN, Va.– The Washington Football Team should attempt to extend its three-game effective streak with out two crucial gamers– security/linebacker Landon Collins and working once again J.D. McKissic. Each have been dominated out of Sundays recreation on the Las Vegas Raiders due to accidents.
Each gamers have actually been damage late in Mondays win over the Seattle Seahawks. Collins hurt a foot, whereas McKissic suffered a concussion. Coach Ron Rivera discussed he did not understand how a lot time Collins would miss.
It is a pivotal blow for Washington (5-6), as its latest scorching streak vaulted it into the seventh and closing playoff place within the NFC.

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1 AssociatedCollins has actually developed into a key defensive individual whereas transitioning to a hybrid security/linebacker position. He has hurried the passer much more out of this appearance– 20 celebrations prior to now 5 computer game blended in contrast with 10 events within the first 6, in accordance with ESPN Stats & & Data analysis. He in addition deals with great deals of the interaction within the again 7.
Washingtons protective turnaround has actually been helped partly by Collins as a part of a three-safety alignment together with Kam Curl and Bobby McCain. With Curl and Collins, Washington anticipated it may camouflage protections greater, with offenses not times determining who is likely to be breaking the place– whether in protection or blitzing.
Rivera mentioned they d fill Collins position by committee. Washington might choose to utilize extra three-corner units in nickel, or it might utilize a linebacker corresponding to Khaleke Hudson or David Mayo in various spots the place it desires extra measurement.
McKissic serves as Washingtons third-down again and has actually caught 43 passes for 397 yards and 2 touchdowns. He has additionally carried the ball 48 occasions for 212 lawns and two scores. Hes adept at picking up blitzes in safety.
Washington however has Antonio Gibson as its primary once again, however McKissic provided a veteran backup when wanted. Novice Jaret Patterson, with 32 carries for 104 backyards, can likewise again up Gibson.
Wendell Smallwood, whos on Washingtons follow squad, will be signed to the energetic lineup and function the third-down once again. From 2016 to 2019, with Philadelphia and Washington, he captured 56 passes for 452 backyards and 2 touchdowns. He additionally carried on 233 events for 931 lawns and 5 goals.
Making concerns most likely worse for Washington: Veteran left guard Ereck Flowers missed the previous two days of follow with a foot damage. He is listed as questionable, although Rivera revealed self-confidence he d be capable to play. Veteran backup Wes Schweitzer, who would have began at heart today, is out due to an ankle harm.
Receiver Curtis Samuel (groin), heart Tyler Larsen (knee) and tight surface Ricky Seals-Jones (hip) all are noted as questionable. Samuel is expected to play, although he remains on a snap depend.

Collins injured a foot, whereas McKissic suffered a concussion. McKissic serves as Washingtons third-down again and has actually captured 43 passes for 397 backyards and 2 goals. Wendell Smallwood, whos on Washingtons follow squad, shall be signed to the energetic lineup and operate the third-down once again. From 2016 to 2019, with Philadelphia and Washington, he caught 56 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. Making concerns most likely worse for Washington: Veteran left guard Ereck Flowers missed the previous two days of follow with a foot harm.