The Washington Commanders placed running back J.D. McKissic on injured reserve Saturday, ending his 2022 season after doctors said his injury requires a few months of rehab. The 29-year-old former receiver has been dealing with neck issues and hasn’t dressed for a game since the team played the Indianapolis Colts back in Week 8.
Washington placed tight end Armani Rogers, on IR as well. Rogers suffered ankle and knee injuries during Monday Night Football against the Eagles.
J.D. McKissic Placed on IR
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 19, 2022
McKissic dealt with the same issue last season after first clearing concussion protocol in Week 12. Washington ultimately placed McKissic on injured reserve last year as well. He spoke during training camp about his journey back and how emotional of a time it was for him.
McKissic met with the Buffalo Bills in the offseason this year, who offered him a contract. One that he essentially turned down once the Commanders counter-offered the deal. That process left a bitter taste in the mouths of Buffalo’s front office, but McKissic said at the time that he went where he felt at home.
While losing JD for the season is certainly a blow, he remains one of the better receiving options out of the backfield on the team; running back is a deep room for Washington this season. Antonio Gibson and rookie Brian Robinson Jr have been carrying the load the last few games. Last week against Philadelphia, they ran the ball 49 times as a team.
Nathan Gerry Elevated
In a corresponding move, Washington elevated former Eagles linebacker Nathan Gerry from the team’s practice squad.
We have made multiple roster moves:
Placed the following players on the Reserve/Injured List:
–RB J.D. McKissic
–TE Armani Rogers
Elevated LB Nathan Gerry from the practice squad pic.twitter.com/IEvdtxQRPG
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) November 19, 2022