It’s not outlandish to say the Washington Football Team saved their season on Sunday. They sit at 2-2 through four weeks and have a chance to get over .500 before they hit the unforgiving portion of their schedule.
Unfortunately for Washington, the victory came at a cost, as several players left the game due to injury. The biggest names that went down included Brandon Scherff, who’s expected to miss multiple weeks with an MCL sprain, and Logan Thomas, who’s week-to-week with a hamstring injury.
Elsewhere, Torry McTyer suffered a torn ACL, so he’s done for the year. Cam Sims is dealing with hamstring soreness, and we’re still awaiting updates to learn the severity of Dyami Brown’s knee issue.
Washington also suddenly has a hole at linebacker after it was confirmed that Jon Bostic suffered a season-ending pec injury. LB has bene an issue all season, set’s highlight some potential replacements for the 31-year-old vet.
Washington Football: 3 replacements for Jon Bostic
3. Khaleke Hudson
We’ll start with an internal option, because it seems like Khaleke Hudson stands to get the most reps with Bostic likely out for the year.
A fifth-round pick out of Michigan in the 2020 draft, Hudson appeared in all 16 games as a rookie. However, he made just two starts and played a grand total of 51 snaps, across which he managed 14 tackles (two for loss) and a QB hit.
The second-year pro is largely unproven, but he hails from a Michigan program that’s been a factory in terms of producing elite defensive prospects. Hudson really popped as a sophomore in Ann Arbor, when he tallied 17.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, so he has real difference-maker potential. Those numbers are nothing to sniff at, as the Big Ten is arguably the deepest conference top to bottom in college football.
Hudson has limitations in coverage, but he could be useful as a run-filler and in blitzing situations. We’re not expecting him to log a huge snap count on Sunday, but his role could grow if he impresses in limited opportunities.