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Ron Rivera missed practice to begin cancer treatment, Jack Del Rio talks about filling in

Jack Del Rio talks to the media after today’s practice

Washington Football Team Head Coach Ron Rivera began his treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and missed today’s practice. Rivera previously said that he would be receiving treatments 5 times a week for 7 weeks. Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio has already been tabbed to take over practices, and any other duties if Rivera is not available.

Del Rio didn’t provide any health updates on Coach Rivera, and said today’s practice was business as usual. The team found out Rivera would miss today’s practice two days ago, and they had a solid practice.

Del Rio said that they’re not expecting anything more from Young than they are the other players. Wants him to go fast, play hard, be technique sound, play with great energy and help the team win in whatever way possible.

Kendall Fuller practiced today which is a good sign after he has been held out of practice with an undisclosed injury for the past two weeks. Fuller was listed as a starter in today’s depth chart, and is expected to be a leader in the secondary this year. LB Thomas Davis Sr. has also been “banged up a little bit”, but he is not expected to be a starter this season. Del Rio saw a change in Kevin Pierre-Louis, and he has been everything they expected him to be in Washington.

Jack Del Rio Presser

Ron Rivera:

Chase Young:


Kendall Fuller:

Thomas Davis Sr.:


Kevin Pierre-Louis:

Running backs:

New defense:

Quick defense:

Potential vs Production:

Eagles RB Miles Sanders: