ASHBURN, Va. — Chase Young will miss the Washington Commanders’ first four games of the season after landing on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

The team put Young and backup center Tyler Larsen on the list Tuesday, also releasing receiver Kelvin Harmon and offensive tackle Rashod Hill and placing linebacker Nathan Gerry on injured reserve.

Young, the 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year, is working back from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. That surgery involved grafting part of his left patellar tendon to fix the tear.

Coach Ron Rivera already ruled out Washington’s top pass-rusher for the season opener against Jacksonville and indicated Young could start the season on the PUP list. The first game Young is eligible to play is Oct. 9 against Tennessee.

The team and Young have refused to set a timeframe on his return from what Rivera has repeatedly called a significant injury. Young injured the knee Nov. 14 against Tampa Bay.

BENGALS: Safety Jessie Bates III reported to training camp and signed a one-year tender under the franchise tag.


The four-year veteran was frustrated with efforts to reach a long-term contract agreement with the Bengals. The organization put the franchise tag on him in March, meaning he was bound to the Bengals for the 2022 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Bates skipped organized team workouts and most of training camp, showing up a day before Cincinnati is scheduled to begin two days of practices against the Los Angeles Rams and with the final preseason game on Saturday.

A second-round draft pick in 2018, he has started all of the 63 games he played in four seasons in Cincinnati and became a respected team leader.

JAGUARS: The Jacksonville Jaguars have another new kicker, their fourth since opening training camp last month.

The Jaguars claimed James McCourt off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers and cut Ryan Santoso. They previously gave Andrew Mevis and Elliott Fry shots at the job before parting with both.

McCourt will join his new teammates in Atlanta for two days of joint practices with the Falcons. The teams wrap up the preseason Saturday at Mercedes Benz Stadium. McCourt likely will need to be impressive all week to secure the job for the Sept. 11 season opener at Washington.


Santoso missed 3 of 4 attempts from beyond 50 in three exhibitions.

Jacksonville also re-signed quarterback Jake Luton, traded for Green Bay reserve offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen and released guard Wes Martin. Van Lanen likely will make the team as a backup.

The Jaguars cut Luton last week. With starter Trevor Lawrence not expected to play against the Falcons and backup C.J. Beathard still dealing with a groin injury, Luton and E.J. Perry are expected to get the bulk of the work in the preseason finale.

The Jags also waived offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel, cornerback Shabari Davis, tight end Grayson Gunter, linebacker Wyatt Ray and receiver Lujuan Winningham, and releasing receiver Marvin Hall.

CHIEFS: Tight end Blake Bell had surgery to repair what Coach Andy Reid has termed an “unusual” hip flexor injury, leaving them without their primary backup to Travis Kelce for at least the start of the regular season.

Bell hurt the hip on a touchdown catch during the Chiefs’ preseason opener Aug. 13 in Chicago. He tried to play through it but ultimately left the game, and the veteran tight end has not played or practiced since.


PANTHERS: The Carolina Panthers placed rookie quarterback Matt Corral on season-ending injured reserve after he tore ligaments in his left foot in Friday night’s 20-10 preseason loss to the New England Patriots.

NFL teams are allowed to bring back up to eight players from injured reserve this year once the season starts after they miss a minimum of four weeks.

However, according to the Panthers, Corral’s injury would have made a comeback this season unlikely and they decided to shelve him for the season.

Baker Mayfield will be Carolina’s starting quarterback with Sam Darnold serving as the backup. It’s unclear if the Panthers will keep more than two quarterbacks.

Corral is still deciding whether or not to have surgery on the torn Lisfranc ligament.

The Panthers traded up to get Corral in the third round of the NFL draft. This was expected to be a developmental year for the Mississippi product, but now Corral will have to learn by watching other quarterbacks.


The Panthers also placed cornerback Duke Dawson (groin) on IR and waived tight end Jared Scott to get their roster down to 80 players.

COWBOYS: The Dallas Cowboys waived kicker Lirim Hajrullahu, leaving Brett Maher as the only kicker on the roster going into the final preseason game Friday against Seattle.

Hajrullahu and undrafted rookie Jonathan Garibay started training camp on the Dallas roster, but the kicking competition in California didn’t go well.

The Cowboys added Maher, waiving Garibay two weeks ago. Maher was a 29-year-old rookie for Dallas in 2018 but was let go following 13 games a year later after going just 7 of 13 from 30 to 49 yards. He was 20 of 30 overall in 2019.

Maher didn’t kick during the pandemic-altered 2020 season before going 16 of 18 in eight games with New Orleans last season. The Cowboys decided not to bring back Greg Zuerlein after a shaky second season with them in 2021. Zuerlein is with the New York Jets.

Dallas placed tight end Jeremy Sprinkle on injured reserve, ending his season. The sixth-year player was dealing with an Achilles issue in camp.


The Cowboys waived cornerback Quandre Mosely and receiver Jaquarii Roberson. Linebacker Christian Sam was waived with an injury designation.

CHARGERS: Cornerback J.C. Jackson underwent ankle surgery, putting his availability for the first two games of the season in doubt.

Jackson will miss 2 to 4 weeks, the team said in a statement. The procedure was performed at the New York Hospital of Special Surgery. The team did not specify which ankle.

Jackson was the standout free agent addition for the Chargers when they overhauled their defense this offseason, signing a five-year contract worth $82.5 million, including $40 million guaranteed.

He played his first four seasons with the New England Patriots, intercepting 25 passes in 62 games.

JETS: Greg Zuerlein booted his way to a win in the New York Jets’ kicking competition, beating out incumbent Eddy Pineiro.


The team announced it released Pineiro among its five cuts to get down to the NFL-mandated 80-man roster limit. That left the 34-year-old Zuerlein as the lone kicker on the Jets’ roster.

Safety Elijah Riley, linebacker Kai Nacua and offensive linemen Isaiah Williams and Caleb Benenoch also were cut.

RAVENS: The Baltimore Ravens put running back Gus Edwards on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, meaning he’ll miss at least the first four games of the regular season.

Edwards was out all of last season with a knee injury. The Ravens lost him, running back J.K. Dobbins and cornerback Marcus Peters to knee injuries around the same time. None of them returned last season, but Dobbins and Peters have been able to practice during training camp.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.