Washington’s Matt Ioannidis Done For The Year

Washington has been dealt a tough blow. Defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis has a torn bicep and is done for the year, a source told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (Twitter link).

The defensive line is the clear strength of this team, and now it’s taking a bit of a hit. If defensive end Chase Young‘s groin injury proves to be serious, the unit which had been a bright spot could take a big step back. Ioannidis is a very productive interior pass-rusher, as he made 15 starts and had 8.5 sacks coming up the middle last year.

He had 7.5 sacks in 14 games in 2018. The 2016 fifth-round pick from Temple signed a three-year, $21.75MM extension in April of last year. Ioannidis had 1.5 sacks of Carson Wentz in Washington’s surprise Week 1 victory over the Eagles, and he went down early in their Week 3 loss to the Browns. This certainly won’t help 1-2 Washington as they look to pull off a huge upset of the Ravens next week.


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