Montez Sweat - NFL News, Rumors, & Updates (2023)



What we heard about Commanders at combine: Montez Sweat's uncertain future clouds DL picture Sweat appears likely to play out his contract, as Daron Payne did last year, and Chase Young's fifth-year option deadline is approaching.


Commanders put franchise tag on defensive tackle Daron Payne The Washington Commanders have put the franchise tag on standout defensive tackle Daron Payne FEBRUARY 28 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Productive 2022 season Sweat started all 17 games during the 2022 season and compiled 46 tackles (27 solo), including eight sacks.Impact Sweat had another solid season, finishing second on the Commanders in sacks and third in tackles for loss (14). The 2019 first-round pick played 70 percent of the defensive snaps, the most among any of Washington's defensive ends. He's set to play out the last year of his rookie contract in 2023, when he'll look to maintain this level of production in order to put himself in a favorable bargaining position ahead of a potential dip into free agency. JANUARY 22 • ROTOWIRE

Commanders Injury Update: DE Montez Sweat Back at Practice Thursday With one game left to play for the Washington Commanders, we track the health and status of the roster.


Commanders Injury Update: DE Montez Sweat Among 7 Starters Missing Practice Wednesday With one game left to play for the Washington Commanders, we track the health and status of the roster.


Upgrades to full participant Sweat (concussion) logged a full practice Thursday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.Impact Sweat was able to ramp up his activity level after logging a limited practice Wednesday. Whether he is still in concussion protocols or not is unclear, but it does appear he is trending in the right direction to play Sunday against the Giants. DECEMBER 15, 2022 • ROTOWIRE Returns to practice Sweat (concussion) logged a limited practice Wednesday, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.Impact Sweat is still clearing the hurdles of concussion protocols, but his ability to return to the practice field is evidence he is trending in the right direction. However, it doesn't guarantee he'll be able to gain clearance to play ahead of Sunday's game with the Giants. DECEMBER 14, 2022 • ROTOWIRE Remains in protocols Sweat is still in concussion protocols, but he's expected to return to practice Wednesday or Thursday, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.Impact Sweat suffered a concussion in Week 13's tie with the Giants, but he was unable to gain clearance during the team's Week 14 bye and remains in protocols. However, a return to practice later this week would leave open the possibility for him to suit up Sunday in a rematch with the Giants. With James Smith-Williams still in concussion protocols as well, and Chase Young's debut date still a moving target, the Commanders face the possibility of being light on depth on the edges if Sweat is unable to play. DECEMBER 13, 2022 • ROTOWIRE Despite tie vs. Giants, Taylor Heinicke, Commanders still control their destiny After the Commanders started 1-4, things are pretty good heading into their bye. Here's why they're in good shape to make the playoffs. DECEMBER 5, 2022 Tie against Giants shows Commanders' slim margin for error The Washington Commanders playing the New York Giants to a tie shows their slim margin for error after being part of so many close games DECEMBER 5, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Leaves with injury Sweat is being evaluated for a concussion Sunday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.Impact Sweat left Sunday's game against the Giants early and did not appear to return before the game ended in a 20-20 tie. Whether Sweat suffered a concussion is still unknown. If he did, he'll have extra time to recover with the Commanders headed into a Week 14 bye before they play the Giants again in Week 15. DECEMBER 4, 2022 • ROTOWIRE Commanders go for 4th straight win against skidding Giants The Washington Commanders and New York Giants are going to be doing something few expected in their first meeting of the season DECEMBER 1, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Falcons not as fortunate in one-possession games this season Following a 19-13 loss at Washington, the Atlanta Falcons are 4-5 in one-possession games after going 7-2 in such situations last year NOVEMBER 28, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Commanders run game lets Heinicke be himself and win games Taylor Heinicke was his usual self in making some great passes and throwing an inexplicable interception in the Washington Commanders' victory against Atlanta NOVEMBER 28, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Multi-sack performance in win Sweat registered three solo tackles, including two sacks, in the 23-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.Impact Sweat swallowed up Davis Mills for a sack in both the second quarter and the third, producing his second two-sack performance of the year. The 26-year-old has now compiled three sacks over the last two games and is up to six total on the campaign. Overall, Sweat has recorded 31 tackles, including the six sacks, while deflecting two passes over 11 contests this season. NOVEMBER 21, 2022 • ROTOWIRE Texans coach Smith doesn't blame Mills for team's latest dud Houston Texans coach Lovie Smith says he won't make a decision about quarterback Davis Mills until he has a chance to review video of his team's latest loss NOVEMBER 20, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Heinicke wins starting job after Commanders top Texans 23-10 Taylor Heinicke threw for 191 yards, Kendall Fuller returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Washington Commanders rolled to a 23-10 win over the hapless Houston Texans NOVEMBER 20, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Drafting Jalen Hurts was right call for undefeated Eagles Jalen Hurts has become an MVP candidate for the Philadelphia Eagles this season NOVEMBER 13, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Eagles try to keep unbeaten streak alive against Commanders Undefeated Philadelphia returns home to host NFC East rival Washington on Monday night NOVEMBER 10, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS NFC East rivals set for Monday night meeting in Philadelphia Undefeated Philadelphia returns home to host NFC East rival Washington on Monday night NOVEMBER 10, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Commanders inconsistent but in playoff race at midway point The Washington Commanders are in the mix for a playoff spot at the midway point of the season despite inconsistent play all over the field NOVEMBER 7, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Chase Young returns to practice with Washington Commanders Chase Young is back practicing with the Washington Commanders nearly a year since tearing the ACL in his right knee NOVEMBER 2, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS Chase Young to resume practice 11 months since tearing ACL Chase Young is expected to practice with the Washington Commanders this week for the first time since tearing the ACL in his right knee 11 months ago OCTOBER 31, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Rodgers, Packers look to get back on track at Washington Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are looking to get back on track against the Washington Commanders with new starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke OCTOBER 20, 2022 • ASSOCIATED PRESS
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