NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
3-3-0 6-11-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 31 0.0 0 0 0

Top John Ridgeway News

  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Finishes second year with 31 tackles

    Ridgeway had 31 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defense in 17 games in 2023.

    The 2022 fifth-round pick has started six of 32 games through two pro seasons, recording 55 tackles on 636 defensive snaps. Ridgeway is still searching for his first NFL sack and figures to have a rotational role again in 2024.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Will play vs. Cowboys

    Ridgeway (foot) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Cowboys.

    Ridgeway was a full participant at practice Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday, putting himself on track to suit up in Week 18. With Jonathan Allen out, Ridgeway may actually start Sunday.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Still dealing with foot injury

    Ridgeway (foot) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    Ridgeway was able to play through his foot issue in Sunday's loss versus the 49ers, so any limitations at this point may simply be maintenance-related. If he is able to practice in full Thursday or Friday, he'll likely avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Ready to go for Week 16

    Ridgeway (foot) will be active Sunday versus the Jets, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official website reports.

    Ridgeway has been dealing with a foot injury that he suffered last week, but he'll be able to play Week 16 against New York. The defensive lineman recorded three tackles in the team's Week 15 loss to the Rams.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Sustains pregame injury

    Ridgeway (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

    Fortier notes that Ridgeway suffered a foot injury during the pregame warmups. If he is ruled out, Phidarian Mathis will see more snaps at the backup defensive tackle spot behind Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Cleared from injury

    Ridgeway (shin) was a full participant during practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    Ridgeway left the team's loss to the Dolphins in Week 13 early but is good to go following the team's bye week. He should serve his usual depth role on the interior of the Commanders' defensive line against the Rams on Sunday.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Leaves with injury

    Ridgeway has exited Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a shin injury, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.

    Ridgeway had one tackle before being forced out of the game and is questionable to return. In his absence, Phidarian Mathis will likely see reserve work at defensive tackle.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Participating in OTAs

    Ridgeway has been doing individual drills during practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Ridgeway played limited snaps for the Commanders last season but had an impressive Week 18 outing against the Cowboys before leaving with a torn pectoral muscle. The 2022 fifth-round pick out of Arkansas registered 24 tackles and a forced fumble in 15 games for Washington last season while operating behind Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne at defensive tackle.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Nursing torn pectoral muscle

    Ridgeway suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sunday's win over the Cowboys, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    With fellow defensive linemen James Smith-Williams (concussion) and Jonathan Allen (knee) both unavailable for Washington's regular-season finale versus Dallas, Ridgeway was called upon to handle an increased workload this past weekend. The 23-year-old rookie registered a career-high five tackles on just 13 defensive snaps before departing with what has since been revealed as a torn pectoral muscle that will likely require months of rehabilitation. With the Commanders having missed the playoffs this season, Ridgeway will aim for a full recovery by the start of the 2023-24 campaign next fall.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Leaves with injury

    Ridgeway has exited Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a shoulder injury.

    Ridgeway had an increased role in the game due to Jonathan Allen (knee) being out. However, he now finds himself on the sidelines as well. In his absence, Benning Potoa'e and David Bada should see increased opportunities.

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  • Commanders' John Ridgeway: Ends up in Washington

    Ridgeway was claimed off waivers by the Commanders on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Ridgeway was waived by the Cowboys on Saturday after he didn't see the field during the team's season opener against the Buccaneers. The 2022 fifth-round pick figures to help shore up Washington's depleted defensive tackle position after fellow rookie Phidarian Mathis (knee) underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus last Friday.

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  • John Ridgeway: Waived by Dallas

    The Cowboys waived Ridgeway on Saturday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

    Ridgeway was selected by the Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but the rookie didn't appear in the season opener and has been let go by Dallas. If he clears waivers, the 6-foot-5, 321-pound defensive tackle could rejoin the team via a practice-squad deal.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 321 lbs
Birthplace: Bloomington, IL
Age: 24
School: Arkansas
Experience: 2