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Washington Roster Moves: DE Nate Orchard signed from the practice squad; Matt Ioannidis to IR

Angry Orchard is back

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Officially Official

The Washington Football Team suffered a huge loss on Sunday, and not the one that showed up on the Browns scoreboard. Matt Ioannidis left the game with an arm injury. After it was tested, it was determined he had a torn biceps and his season is over. Ioannidis is one of the most underrated pass rushers in the NFL and hurts Washington's biggest strength, their defensive line. Now Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, and Tim Settle will be a 3-man rotation at DT.

Washington is not signing a free agent DT to add to that rotation, instead they are going to their practice squad to sign a familiar face. DE Nate Orchard was signed on 11/27 last year and 4 days later he had a great game against the Carolina Panthers. He had a sack, 4 tackles, and a fumble recovery to help Washington get one of their three victories last season. This was also Ron Rivera's last game as head coach of the Panthers before getting fired.

Washington also had another significant injury on Sunday. Chase Young was ruled out with a groin injury, and we are still waiting to hear if he will miss any time. Ian Rapoport said it wasn't a major injury, and it was reported later that he was going for an MRI. Orchard can provide depth if needed there.