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September 14, 2020 02:20 PM
Football Team's Montez Sweat: Gets to QB in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat recorded two tackles, a sack and two QB hits in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles.

The Eagles had to battled pressure from both sides, as Sweat and rookie Chase Young combined for 2.5 sacks and three QB hits in the season-opening win. This unheralded defense has a stacked front four with Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne as well, and they have another intriguing matchup on deck with the Cardinals in Week 2.

January 4, 2020 07:08 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Finishes with seven sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat started all 16 games in 2019, compiling 50 tackles (31 solo), seven sacks and two forced fumbles on 723 defensive snaps.

The stat line is impressive for a rookie at first glance, but PFF graded Sweat at No. 82 among 106 qualified edge defenders, with the sack total perhaps overstating his overall impact as a pass rusher. The 23-year-old at least played well enough to ensure himself of a prominent role in 2020, and he could be a better fit in a 4-3 scheme -- which he thrived in at Mississippi State -- under new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. There is some chance Sweat gets more competition for playing time, as Ryan Kerrigan (calf) has one more season remaining on his contract and there's already rampant speculation about Washington using a first-round pick on a pass rusher (Ohio State's Chase Young) for a second straight year.

December 13, 2019 04:20 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Set for expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat will have a larger role for the final three games of the season since Ryan Kerrigan (calf) is on injured reserve, Zach Selby of the Redskins' official site reports.

Sweat played 69 percent of defensive snaps Week 14 against the Packers, tying a season high, and his workload should expand in the absence of the team's top pass rusher. The rookie first-round pick has 40 tackles (23 solo), five sacks and one forced fumble through his first 13 games.

December 6, 2019 05:28 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: All clear for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat (quad) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Sweat put in two limited practices this week before upgrading to a full one Friday. He'll suit up Sunday and has yet to miss a game this season.

December 4, 2019 08:28 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Works in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Sweat suffered this injury during this past Sunday's win over the Panthers, and he's still dealing with the effects. The rookie first-rounder will likely carry an injury tag into Week 14's clash against the Packers unless he can elevate to full speed.

December 2, 2019 12:20 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Leaves game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat (quadriceps) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Panthers.

The severity of the injury is unclear, but the fact that Sweat was forced to leave the contest certainly isn't a good sign. As long as the 2019 first-round pick is sidelined, the only healthy outside linebacker left for the game is Ryan Anderson. Before departing, Sweat was having his way with the Panthers in the trenches, recording three tackles and one and a half sacks.

November 4, 2019 10:00 AM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Takes down QB
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat made three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Bills.

The rookie first-round pick will carry 2.5 sacks through nine games into the bye week. He continues to log high snap counts, and his modest success through the first half of his rookie season signals he has a good shot to live up to his hype.

September 24, 2019 01:28 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Notches first career sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat finished Monday's loss with seven tackles (four solo) and a sack.

Sweat recorded a season high in tackles, including his first sack in the NFL. With that said, his value in IDP formats remains relatively low, but the 26th overall selection from this past year's draft boasts a 4.41 40-yard dash time, which makes him a very intriguing defensive prospect.

August 16, 2019 06:16 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Clear of calf injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat (calf) had one assisted tackle in Thursday's preseason game against Cincinnati.

Sweat was unable to play in the preseason opener last week due to the calf issue, but he appears clear of the injury after taking the field Thursday. The rookie first-round pick was kicked in the calf early in training camp, but there never appeared to be any serious concern over the injury.

August 8, 2019 10:20 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Unlikely to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat (calf) is expected to sit out Thursday's preseason contest against the Browns, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Sweat has not practiced since receiving a kick to the calf last Wednesday, and he has now missed over a week of training camp. It appears that Washington is simply taking a precautionary approach to the rookie first-round pick's health.

August 4, 2019 01:44 AM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Remains out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat (lower leg) didn't participate at practice Saturday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Sweat was kicked in the lower leg Wednesday and has missed the last two practices. The 22-year-old was expected to return for Saturday's session but didn't end up taking the field.

August 1, 2019 09:24 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Takes seat Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat (lower leg) will miss Thursday's practice but is expected to return for Saturday's session, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Sweat took a kick to the lower leg area during Wednesday's session, but his absence isn't expected to extend into next week.

August 1, 2019 11:56 AM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Dealing with lower-leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat was diagnosed with a lower-leg injury and is considered day-to-day, John Keim of reports.

Sweat was forced to leave practice Wednesday and was spotted walking off the field with a limp. It seems that the 26th overall pick in April's draft escaped a serious injury, and the expectation is that he will continue to be monitored closely. Expect the team to play it safe with their prized first-round pick and to provide updates as training camp goes on.

July 31, 2019 05:28 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Leaves practice field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat exited Wednesday's practice early and is being attended to by Washington's medical staff, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Sweat reportedly walked off the field with a limp, and was joined in the medical tent by Redskins owner Dan Snyder and members of the team's coaching staff. The details and severity of his injury remain undisclosed. The 26th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Sweat appears primed for a starting job in Washington's 3-4 defense if healthy.

July 11, 2019 03:28 PM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Headed for starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sweat has a good chance to beat out Ryan Anderson for a starting job, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Sweat fell to 26th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft after a medical exam revealed a heart condition, but subsequent reports suggested he was misdiagnosed. Whatever the case, he left no doubt about his first-rate athleticism at the combine, where he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash after checking in at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds. Anderson was a solid prospect in his own right a few years back, but the 2017 second-round pick is nowhere near Sweat's level from a physical standpoint and has just two sacks on 356 defensive snaps through 27 NFL games. Anderson's decision to skip voluntary OTAs left the rookie unopposed for first-team work at outside linebacker throughout most of the offseason program.

April 26, 2019 12:04 AM
Redskins' Montez Sweat: Lands in Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Redskins selected Sweat in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 26th overall.

The Mississippi State product was a polarizing player throughout the pre-draft process. He was projected as high as a top-10 pick before sliding to the late first round after a combine medical exam uncovered a pre-existing minor heart condition. However, Washington's medical staff is clearly convinced that it won't be an issue and now the franchise has a potential premier pass rusher. Sweat is a remarkable athlete; he ran the fastest 40-yard dash of any edge defender at this year's combine with a blistering 4.41 at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds. He projects to see a situational role at outside linebacker, competing with Ryan Anderson for playing time. When given the chance, Sweat should develop into a starter.

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