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Ron Rivera Presser: Chase Young has been activated; but he’ll be on a snap count when he returns

Ron Rivera speaks to the media on Victory Monday

Ron Rivera spoke to the media today and offered a few injury updates, talked about the win over the Texans, and naming Taylor Heinicke the starter. Rivera opened the presser by announcing that Chase Young has been activated from the Reserve/PUP list. Rivera was clear that this doesn’t mean he will play this week against the Falcons. He said you start to see him looking more confident in practice, but you wan to make sure he doesn’t get hurt again. Rivera said that young will start out on a pitch count(12-16) snaps, then ramping up to the mid 20’s and 30’s.

Rivera gave some injury updates beyond the Chase Young news. Wes Schweitzer has been on IR since Week 4 after he suffered a concussion. Rivera said he cleared concussion protocol and would be evaluated for conditioning before he returns to practice.

Taylor Heinicke was named the starter going forward after yesterday’s win over the Texans. Rivera said his starting QB plays like his hair is on fire. Heinicke knows where he needs to go with the ball and launches it like he expects god things to happen. Rivera also said when he’s come in, he’s done some amazing things.

“Right now you have a guy that’s hot, that’s playing really well, that’s confident, his teammates have bought in. I’ve got to respond appropriately”

Ron Rivera

Chase Young:

Need to correct the mistakes:

Team can ascend:

Taylor Heinicke:

Heinicke buy Jordans for different groups on the team:

Rivera Js!:

Fan Support:

Jonathan Allen/Daron Payne:

Wes Schweitzer cleared!:

J.D. McKissic:

Carson Wentz: