- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 24, 2019

LANDOVER — They say the best ability you can have is availability. Ryan Kerrigan has a spotless record in that department — but now his ironman streak is in serious jeopardy.

Kerrigan suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of the Washington Redskins‘ 19-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday and could not return.

Since Washington drafted him in 2011, Kerrigan has started all 139 games of his NFL career without missing one. The edge rusher has the NFL’s third-longest active streak of consecutive starts, behind only Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr.


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The Redskins already have seen concussions wreak havoc on their roster, forcing tight ends Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis to injured reserve.

Before he left the game, Kerrigan recorded a half-sack to bring his season total to 4.5 sacks, a down year by his standards.



Washington had two other injuries worth noting Sunday. Receiver Paul Richardson Jr. left the game with a hamstring injury — likely a re-aggravation of the same injury that kept him from playing last week against the Jets.

Safety Deshazor Everett left the game at one point with a neck injury. He eventually returned, only to leave again later with what the team called a head injury.

In typical Bill Callahan fashion, the Redskins‘ interim coach did not have any further update or comment on his injured players at the postgame press conference.

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