Ron Rivera seemed to be holding two pressers simultaneously today. News broke about an hour ago that Head Athletic Trainer Ryan Vermillion was placed on administrative leave, the team’s training facility(and Vermillion’s home) was raided by the DEA and local authorities, and he is under criminal investigation. Rivera defer to the team’s official statement, and wouldn’t bite on multiple questions from local reporters on the issue with his long-time trainer.
The Washington Football Team came out of Atlanta with another come from behind win, but also left hobbled with injuries. Reports were coming out all morning about multiple injured players, but Rivera clarified a few statuses. CB Torry McTyer was injured on the last play, a hail mary attempt by the Falcons, and will be placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL. Jon Bostic reportedly had a serious pec injury, and will likely miss the rest of the season as well.
Rivera was asked about RG Brandon Scherff who will reportedly miss 2-3 weeks with a sprained MCL. Rivera said Wes Schweitzer will take over the position while Washington’s franchise player is on the shelf. Logan Thomas was another starter who left yesterday’s game. He is reportedly week-to-week with a hamstring injury. Rivera said rookie Sammis Reyes will suit up this week, which likely means Thomas gets at least a week off to recover. Players like Khaleke Hudson, Jamin Davis, and David Mayo will get more reps with Bostic out. Saahdiq Charles is another reserve player who will be active this week for depth with Scherff out.
Oh and Dustin Hopkins is the kicker so stop asking about it already!
LIVE: Coach Rivera speaks to the media the day after the win https://t.co/Q8bWbOmzHC— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 4, 2021
Rivera says he won’t comment on his personal feelings about Ryan Vermillion. They’ve worked together more than 10 years.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 4, 2021
Rivera declines to name who is head trainer with Vermillion on leave, says they'll refer to "the doctors."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 4, 2021
Tory McTyer out for the year with a torn ACL; Ron Rivera said Jon Bostic likely out for the year with a torn pec.— John Keim (@john_keim) October 4, 2021
Ron Rivera says the prognosis on Brandon Scherff (2-3 weeks) is likely to be the case.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) October 4, 2021
Apparently the team doctors are leading the way.
Replacing Jon Bostic:
Jamin Davis and Khaleke Hudson are the two who stand to get the most reps with Jon Bostic most likely out for the season— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) October 4, 2021
Ron Rivera on K Dustin Hopkins: "He's our kicker. We'll leave it at that."— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) October 4, 2021
Ron Rivera indicated Logan Thomas could miss next week's game against the New Orleans Saints: "Sammis (Reyes) looks like he'll be getting an opportunity this coming Sunday."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 4, 2021
ESPN reported Thomas is week-to-week with a hamstring injury.
Ron Rivera said Saahdiq Charles will be active Sunday against the Saints.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 4, 2021
Rivera said he’s actually disappointed and not relieved that after the first quarter of the season the team is 2-2. He expects more from his team. #WashingtonFootball #NFL @SportsJourney— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) October 4, 2021