Commanders DT Phidarian Mathis Out For Season With Torn Meniscus


The Commanders announced second-round DT Phidarian Mathis has been placed on injured reserve and DT Donovan Jeter was signed to replace him. 

According to Ian Rapoport, Commanders second-round DT Phidarian Mathis has a torn meniscus and will need season-ending surgery to repair it. 

Mathis went down in Washington’s Week 1 win against the Jaguars and the team immediately sounded pessimistic about his outlook. 

Expect the Commanders to place Mathis on injured reserve in the coming days. 

Mathis, 24, was a two-year starter at Alabama and earned second-team All-American and second-team All-SEC honors in 2021. The Commanders used the No. 47 overall pick on him in the 2022 NFL Draft.

He signed a four-year $7,506,373 contract that includes a $2,639,180 signing bonus.

During his four-year college career, Mathis appeared in 55 games and made 20 starts, recording 165 total tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and six pass defenses. 

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