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Commanders Make Unfortunate Decision On Chase Young

Chase Young of the Washington Commanders prior to a game against the Titans.

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 09: Chase Young #99 of the Washington Commanders reacts before the game against the Tennessee Titans at FedExField on October 9, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Despite some optimism that he'd be able to return this weekend, it appears Commanders pass rusher Chase Young will not take the field in Week 11.

The Washington organization designated him to return from the Physically Unable to Perform list on November 2, and his 21-day window to return closes on November 23.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, a November 27 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons "sounds like a better target" for the former Defensive Rookie of the Year.

"He's doing well, just may not be ready yet," Rapoport reports.

Young tore his ACL on November 14 of 2021. He missed the final eight games of last season plus every game so far this year.

"We won't play him unless we feel he's ready to roll," head coach Ron Rivera said earlier this week, per ESPN. "There are some things he's not comfortable doing... You can see his frustration because he wants it to happen now."

If the Commanders don't activate Young before the 23rd, they'll be forced to shut him down for the remainder of the season.

This weekend, the 5-5 Washington squad will face off against the Houston Texans.