NFL Rumors: Commanders Edge Rusher to Return in Week 11

The Washington Commanders are feeling themselves following a startling 32-21 win over their NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles, and they'll have even more good news for Week 11. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, edge rusher Chase Young is expected back for Sunday's matchup with the Houston Texans.

Young has been unavailable for more than a calendar year due to a knee injury suffered in Week 10 of the 2021 regular season. He returned to practice earlier in November.

Young's return comes at just the right time for the Commanders. At 5-5, they find themselves a surprising contender in the NFC. Young should provide a boost to a defense that already ranks 10th in yards allowed as the Commanders push for the playoffs in the second half of the season.

Young initially joined the Commanders as their second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after 30.5 sacks and 40.5 tackles for loss with Ohio State Buckeyes. He earned Pro Bowl and Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in his first year before suffering his fateful knee injury halfway through his second season.

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