Commanders’ Week 17 inactives vs. Browns

The Washington Commanders will be shorthanded in the secondary for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

Cornerback Benjamin St-Juste and safety Kam Curl are inactive. St-Juste initially injured his ankle back in Week 11 against the Texans and missed the next three games. St-Juste returned in last week’s loss to the 49ers but tweaked his ankle.

Curl will miss his second consecutive game with an ankle injury. Washington’s defense has struggled in the three games Curl has missed this season, and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio acknowledged how much Curl was missed.

Running back Antonio Gibson was ruled out Friday. Gibson is dealing with knee/ankle injuries. His absence will create more opportunities for Jonathan Williams.

Defensive end James Smith-Williams will miss the game with a concussion. Smith-Williams has started in Chase Young’s absence and has done an excellent job. With Young back, he will return to the starting lineup.

Here is the complete list of Washington inactives:

  • QB Sam Howell

  • RB Antonio Gibson

  • CB Benjamin St-Juste

  • S Kamren Curl

  • G Chris Paul

  • G/T Saahdiq Charles

  • DE James Smith-Williams

 

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire