Anderson will compete with first-round pick Montez Sweat for snaps at outside linebacker, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official website reports.
Anderson was headed for a starting job after the Packers signed Preston Smith away from Washington, but the 24-year-old now faces competition from a freak athlete who ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at 260 pounds. A decent prospect in his own right, Anderson has managed just 32 tackles (18 solo) and two sacks through two NFL seasons, logging 356 snaps on defense and 308 on special teams. The 2017 second-round pick may find that his experience isn't enough to hold off a vastly superior athlete.
Anderson is expected to join the starting lineup after Preston Smith signed with Green Bay, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
A 2017 second-round pick, Anderson spent his first two NFL seasons providing depth behind 16-game starters Smith and Ryan Kerrigan. The 24-year-old has just 32 tackles (18 solo) and two sacks across 356 snaps on defense and 308 on special teams, but he did have 8.5 sacks his senior season at Alabama. The Redskins would be wise to bring in some competition for playing time.
Anderson (hamstring) finished the 2018 season with 18 tackles (seven solo) and two sacks in 13 games.
Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith dominated playing time at outside linebacker in Washington's 3-4 scheme, leaving mere scraps for the likes of Anderson (163 defensive snaps) and Pernell McPhee (203). Selected in the second round of the 2017 draft, Anderson could have a much larger role in 2019 if the Redskins aren't able to re-sign Smith.
Anderson (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Anderson battled through the hamstring injury last week at Tennessee but won't be available for Week 17. Pernell McPhee remains to serve as a reserve outside linebacker for the Redskins Sunday.
Anderson (hamstring) is quesitonable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Anderson was able to return from the hamstring injury and play Week 16 at Tennessee, but remained on the injury report as a limited participant. The 24-year-old hasn't seen more than 22 defensive snaps this season, so his absence is unlikely to be a major factor should he not suit up.
Anderson (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against the Titans.
Anderson will return from the hamstring issue that sidelined him the previous two games. The 24-year-old has topped 20 defensive snaps only once this season and should continue in a rotational role at outside linebacker versus Tennessee.
Anderson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Anderson missed last week's game against the Giants with this injury as well. The Alabama product sustained the injury Week 13 against the Eagles. If any player is going to get more work in Anderson's absence, it's likely fellow outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.
Anderson (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Anderson suffered a hamstring injury during Monday's loss to the Eagles, and he will sit out Sunday's divisional tilt against the Giants as a result. The second-year linebacker will work to get healthy in time for Washington's matchup against the Jaguars in Week 15.
Anderson is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Eagles with a hamstring injury.
Anderson exited the game in the second quarter. Josh Harvey-Clemons and Zach Vigil could see additional work as long as Anderson is out.
Anderson (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post reports.
Anderson will not be sidelined Sunday after suffering a minor knee injury during the Redskins' Week 8 win over the Giants, but he's slated to serve primarily on special teams.
Anderson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Anderson sustained the knee injury in last Sunday's win over the Giants and was a limited participant at practice this week. The 24-year-old has yet to exceed 16 defensive snaps in a game this season, playing a larger role on special teams.
Anderson is considered questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Giants with a knee injury.
Anderson primarily serves on special teams, but his potential absence could result in additional snaps for Pernell McPhee behind Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan at outside linebacker.
Anderson missed some practice time with back spasms, but he's expected to return Tuesday.
The 2017 second-round pick missed the final two weeks of his rookie season with a knee injury, finishing with 15 tackles and no sacks in 14 games. He seems to have made a full recovery long before training camp, but Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith are still locked in as the starting outside linebackers, with Pernell McPhee likely serving as the top backup. Anderson is merely hoping to make his case for a rotational role.
Anderson (knee) recorded 15 tackles over 14 games in 2017.
Anderson joined a crowded linebacking corps in Washington after being taken in the second round of the 2017 draft and consequently didn't see much playing time during his rookie season. However, the Redskins have a host of linebackers headed for free agency at the end of the league year -- including starters Zach Brown (knee) and Mason Foster (shoulder), but also Trent Murphy, Junior Galette and Will Compton. Depending on who the team ultimately re-signs this offseason, it's possible Anderson could be in store for a more significant role in 2018. He'll first need to recover from a knee injury that Scott Allen of the Washington Post classified as a damaged patella tendon, though there hasn't been any reported concern that the Alabama product is in danger of missing the start of April's offseason training program.
Anderson (knee) was ruled out of Sunday's season finale against the Giants.
Anderson will now miss a second consecutive game due to an undisclosed knee ailment. With the Redskins out of postseason contention, Anderson will subsequently finish his 2017 campaign having logged 15 tackles but no other counting stats.
Anderson (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Anderson originally suffered the knee injury during last week's tilt against the Cardinals, and the issue will keep him sidelined for Week 16. As a result of Anderson's absence, Junior Galette will likely see an increased role at outside linebacker behind Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith.
Anderson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a knee injury.
Anderson dealt with an ankle injury ahead of Sunday's matchup as well. He is normally listed as a backup, but with Zach Brown (illness/toe/Achilles/hip) out, Anderson has been logging additional defensive snaps. Martrell Spaight and Josh Harvey-Clemons will likely rotate into Brown's role for the time being.
Anderson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Now that Anderson's healthy, he could be set to play meaningful snaps Sunday since starting linebacker Zach Brown (illness/toe/Achilles/hip) is inactive again. Last time Brown was inactive, Anderson logged 24 defensive snaps and posted five solo tackles.
Anderson (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Anderson posted a season-high 24 defensive snaps in Week 14 against the Chargers, compiling five solo tackles. With starter Zach Brown (illness/toe/Achilles/hip) out again for Week 15, Anderson could slot into a role similar to last week if healthy.
Anderson (neck) is active Sunday for the Redskins' season opener against the Eagles.
After suffering a stinger in his neck/shoulder area during the preseason opener, Anderson wasn't certain to be ready for the start of the regular season, but he evidently performed well enough during his limited participation in practices this week to receive clearance for his NFL debut. Though he'll suit up Sunday, Anderson won't have a clear path to snaps with Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith and Junior Galette ahead of him on the depth chart at outside linebacker.
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