It’s the final month of the regular season, and players have been getting shut down for late-season injuries. RB Brian Robinson suffered a hamstring injury vs the Miami Dolphins, and hasn’t been able to fully practice since before the Week 14 bye week. He’s out again this week, and Washington has signed RB Derrick Gore from the practice squad. They elevated Jonathan Williams from the practice squad for last week’s loss to the Rams, but he suffered a concussion and remains in the protocol.
Gore was elevated for three games this season(Eagles, Bears, Giants) and had to be signed to the 53-man roster after reaching the limit for elevations in a season. He has mainly been used on special teams when elevated, but he did have two carries for 23 yards during his last game against the Giants. Washington will have Antonio Gibson and Chris Rodriguez to start at running back, and FB/TE Alex Armah is also available.
We have signed RB Derrick Gore from the practice squad pic.twitter.com/hjvOGSMyp7— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) December 22, 2023
Ron Rivera finally admitted that Camaron Cheeseman is a problem that is hurting the team and players, and he moved on after the long snappers worst game in the NFL. Tucker Addington was signed to the practice squad the next day, and he has spent the week working with kicker Joey Slye and punter Tress Way. Addington was signed to the practice squad, and he will be elevated for each of the final three games.
Washington also elevated OL Nolan Laufenberg from the practice squad for tomorrow’s road game against the New York Jets. The Commanders lost two offensive linemen last week, and they’ve both been ruled out. Cornelius Lucas will replace Charles Leno Jr. at left tackle, and Nick Gates will go back to the starting job at center he lost to Tyler Larsen. This thins out Washington’s OL depth, and Laufenberg steps up in case of emergency.