One of —if not the— best pass-catching running backs of his generation, White will hang up the cleats at 30 years old. In his steed, it clears the way for Stevenson to continue working on third downs, while dark horse veteran Ty Montgomery could find himself with a bigger workload than we would have imagined when he signed with the team.
Fitzpatrick has been on IR since suffering a partially dislocated hip, or subluxation, in Week 1 against the Chargers, Jhabvala went on to say. The procedure is said to be pretty minor, but it officially ends hope of his return this season. Fitz will turn 40 next season and will be a free agent in 2022.
The Washington Football Team begins its bye week with a 2-6 record, a depleted roster, an underperforming defense and an offense with no identity. Changes are needed, but Coach Ron Rivera will keep one constant, at least for now: Taylor Heinicke.
Despite the team’s four-game slide and its inefficiency on offense, Rivera said Monday that he plans to stick with Heinicke as Washington’s starting quarterback.
Fitzpatrick is scheduled to get an MRI next week and there is a chance he could get cleared to return to practice, however playing in Week 10 could be a stretch. The WFT hosts Tampa Bay off the bye. Given Heinicke hasn't claimed a full grasp on the position, Fitz could have a chance to get back under center at some point. However, there doesn't seem to be any guarantee Fitzpatrick returns depending on the MRI results and it's also possible he's shut down for the remainder of the season. Allen is the current backup to Heinicke with Fitz on IR.
A report over the weekend indicated that Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is not close to returning from the hip injury he suffered in Week 1 and head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that is the case on Monday.
Rivera told reporters at his press conference that Fitzpatrick will have an MRI to evaluate how his hip is recovering in two weeks. That will be eight weeks after he suffered the injury, which was the longer end of a six-to-eight week timeline that was reported at the time of his injury.
As the story said, should Fitzpatrick not be ready to resume football activities at that point, one imagines there will be some discussion about whether he’ll be able to return at all this season. If he can return, there is no guarantee he'll assume the starting job again. Heinicke has started at quarterback in Fitzpatrick’s absence.