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Commanders Place RB Chris Rodriguez Jr. On IR

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Following a breakout performance on Christmas Eve, Commanders running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. is done for the season.

 

 

The Commanders announced that they’ve placed the rookie on injured reserve.

To fill the open roster spot, the team has activated linebacker De’Jon Harris from injured reserve.

 

 

With Brian Robinson Jr. out with an injury, Rodriguez got plenty of looks on Sunday. The sixth-round pick finished the game with 11 touches for 65 yards and two touchdowns.

However, he was spotted wearing a boot after the game, and it was later revealed that he suffered an ankle injury in that loss to the Jets.

After not practicing to begin this week, the Commanders decided to shut down the rookie for the rest of the campaign.

 

 

The Kentucky product finished his rookie season having collected 259 yards from scrimmage on 53 touches.

Rodriguez also saw a significant role on special teams, getting into more than half his squad’s snaps.

Robinson is trending in the right direction in his return from a hamstring injury, and he’d join Antonio Gibson atop the depth chart for the final two games.

 

Harris has spent the past few seasons in Washington, bouncing between the active roster and the practice squad.

He got into six games this season before landing on injured reserve in November with a quad injury.

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