Commanders Cornerback Out For Thursday Night Football

The Washington Commanders are off to a very poor start in 2022, with a 1-4 record through five weeks while the rest of the NFC East has been fantastic, and while Head Coach Ron Rivera wants to blame it on the Quarterback play, there's plenty of reasons why this team hasn't been able to win many ball games early in the year.  

Unfortunately for Washington, they'll now travel to Chicago ahead of a crucial Thursday Night Football matchup without one of their key starters, as cornerback William Jackson III was today confirmed to be out of the game, as he isn't travelling with the team to Chicago. A veteran of the NFL, Jackson was drafted back in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, and heading into his third year with the Washington franchise, he's been a more than solid starter in the league.

Jackson has been on the injury report with a back injury, and with the quick turnaround, it makes sense that the team doesn't want to risk further aggravating the injury, but with a 1-4 record, their season could very well be on the line, so there's a chance that he becomes a trade piece for Washington going forward. Either way, the Commanders enter a must win game with one less starter available, making this game even tougher for them.

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