Antonio Gandy-Golden

Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver
Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver

Antonio Gandy-Golden News

Signed to active roster

Gandy-Golden was signed to Washington's active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden was elevated from the practice squad for each of the last two games, but hw'll now land a contract on the active roster. He played just 11 offensive snaps across the last two contests and should continue to serve as depth at wide receiver.

Oct 23, 2021 9:38 AM EST

Reverts back to practice squad

Gandy-Golden reverted back to Washington's practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: With Curtis Samuel (groin) and Cam Sims (hamstring) sidelined, Gandy-Golden was elevated to the active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs for the second straight week. However, the 23-year-old wideout once again saw a minimal offensive role and didn't record any stats.

Oct 19, 2021 9:07 AM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Gandy-Golden was elevated from Washington's practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden will join the active roster for a second straight game. He played just eight offensive snaps and wasn't targeted against the Saints last week.

Oct 16, 2021 1:13 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Gandy-Golden reverted back to Washington's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden was elevated to the active roster with Dyami Brown (knee) and Cam Sims (hamstring) unavailable for Sunday's contest against the Saints. The 23-year-old played eight offensive snaps, but he didn't draw a target in the passing game.

Oct 12, 2021 9:56 AM EST

Elevated for Week 5

Gandy-Golden was elevated from Washington's practice squad Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden appeared in six games with Washington last year but will join the active roster for the first time in 2021 after he began the season on the practice squad. He'll provide assistance at wide receiver with Dyami Brown (knee) and Cam Sims (hamstring) unavailable.

Oct 9, 2021 2:45 PM EST

Retained on practice squad

Washington signed Gandy-Golden to the practice squad Wednesday, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden was a fourth-round draft pick by Washington last season, and after only securing one of seven targets for three yards across six appearances as a rookie, he wasn't able to secure a spot on the initial 53-man roster for 2021. The former Liberty standout dealt with injury as a rookie, but the Football Team will provide him with a chance to continue his development as a member of the scout team.

Sep 2, 2021 5:27 AM EST

Hits free agency

Gandy-Golden was waived by Washington on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 6-4 wideout had Day 1/2 draft hype at one point in his college career at Liberty, but he ultimately landed with Washington in the fourth round last spring after a 4.6 40 time confirmed scouts' concerns. Gandy-Golden was injured for most of his rookie season, and he was a long shot for a roster spot this summer after Washington improved its wideout depth in the spring. He should find a spot on a practice squad, be it in Washington or elsewhere.

Aug 31, 2021 9:25 AM EST

Not bothered by hammy

Gandy-Golden said he isn't having any issues with the hamstring that bothered him last year, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Limited to one catch in six games last season, the 2020 fourth-round pick enters Years 2 in a fierce competition for roles and roster spots, with everything seemingly open behind starting wide receivers Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel. Early reports out of camp have Adam Humphries and Kelvin Harmon making strong bids for the No. 3 job, but Gandy-Golden and others still have plenty of time to gain ground. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound wideout says he's been back at full strength since the offseason program, no longer bothered by the previously balky hamstring.

Aug 2, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Catches just one pass

Gandy-Golden finished his rookie season with one catch for three yards in six games.

Analysis: The fourth-round pick didn't do much with 124 snaps and seven targets, though he did gain 22 yards on a carry. He took nearly half his snaps in Week 16 when Terry McLaurin was out with an ankle injury. Apart from that, Gandy-Golden was either buried on the depth chart or stuck on IR with a hamstring injury for most of the year. Cam Sims stepped up as Washington's No. 2 receiver down the stretch, so he should have the inside track to a 2021 starting job if the team doesn't bring in an early draft pick or a pricey veteran at wide receiver. Gandy-Golden, Steven Sims and Isaiah Wright could also compete for top-three roles, despite their minimal contributions in 2020.

Jan 11, 2021 8:11 AM EST

Healthy scratch Week 17

Gandy-Golden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Eagles, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden came off IR on Dec. 26, but he isn't yet ready to return to game action. Through six regular-season appearances this year, the rookie caught one of seven targets for three yards.

Jan 3, 2021 4:28 PM EST

Officially activated from IR

Washington activated Gandy-Golden from injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The fourth-round rookie from Liberty shifted to IR on Oct. 24 after composing an uneventful stat line of 25 scrimmage yards on two offensive touches in his five appearances between Weeks 2 and 6. Gandy-Golden will now slot into a depth position at wide receiver as Washington attempts to secure its first NFC East title since 2012.

Dec 26, 2020 11:18 AM EST

Chance to return Week 16

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) has a chance to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: With Terry McLaurin (ankle) doubtful to play, Gandy-Golden could handle a decent amount of offensive snaps alongside Steven Sims and Cam Sims, if active. However, fantasy managers need to keep in mind that all Washington pass-catchers might be catching passes from Dwayne Haskins instead of Alex Smith (calf).

Dec 25, 2020 10:56 AM EST

Opens 21-day window to return

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) practiced Thursday, opening his 21-day window for Washington to activate him from injured reserve, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden took part in position drills as he seeks his first game action since Week 6. Prior to suffering a hamstring injury, he made four appearances in which he gathered in one of five targets for three yards and ripped off a 22-yard run. If he's able to return, Gandy-Golden could have a tough time cracking a wide receiver group that has settled on Terry McLaurin (ankle) and Cam Sims at the top, with Steven Sims, Isaiah Wright and Dontrelle Inman mixing in on occasion.

Dec 10, 2020 10:31 AM EST

Aiming to pratice Thursday

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) could return to practice Thursday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick hasn't suited up since Week 6, but he appears to be ready for his next step in recovery. If he's able to practice, he could be activated for this Sunday's game against the 49ers. Gandy-Golden has just two touches for 25 yards over four games. His pathway to consistent reps, once he returns to the lineup, is unclear.

Dec 8, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Lands on IR

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Despite numerous injuries to Washington pass catchers, Gandy-Golden simply hasn't been involved much during his rookie season accumulating just one catch across 43 offensive snaps. It doesn't seem as if the fourth-round pick will on the injured-reserve list much more than the required three weeks, but he'll miss a number of solid fantasy matchups including games against the Cowboys, Giants and Lions during that span.

Oct 24, 2020 1:10 PM EST

Ruled out for Week 7

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick couldn't finish his first drive of the day Week 6, and he has yet to resume practicing, so it's unsurprising to see Washington shut him down for at least one game. Gandy-Golden will get the benefit of a Week 8 bye to rest up with an eye on returning Nov. 8 versus the Giants.

Oct 23, 2020 10:03 AM EST

Misses another practice

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden didn't take any reps for the second straight practice, increasing the likelihood that he won't be available for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged earlier in the week that both Gandy-Golden and Isaiah Wright (shoulder) were unlikely to play Sunday, so Washington will be a bit shorthanded at receiver Week 7.

Oct 22, 2020 1:46 PM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

Analysis: Gandy-Golden lasted less than one drive against the Giants last week before exiting with this injury, and the hamstring is still bothering as Washington begins its week of practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. The rookie fourth-rounder has just one catch and one carry this season.

Oct 21, 2020 11:27 AM EST

Done for day

Gandy-Golden (hamstring) was ruled out of the remainder of Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: It's unclear how the rookie suffered the injury, but he was forced to leave the game following the team's first drive. Gandy-Golden hasn't had an ideal start to his first NFL campaign, hauling in just one catch on three targets for three yards this year. In his stead, Isaiah Wright will continue to suit up in three-wide sets, with just Cam Sims behind him for the remainder of the contest.

Oct 18, 2020 10:23 AM EST

No catches against Ravens

Gandy-Golden was not targeted during Sunday's 31-17 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: The 2020 fourth-round draft choice logged his first NFL catch in the second game of the season against Arizona, and he followed that up with a 22-yard rush on his only offensive touch against the Browns Week 3. Gandy-Golden fielded 17 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday afternoon against the AFC's reigning No. 1 seed, but he was not one of Washington's four receivers who registered a target. The Liberty product remains a depth option heading into a Week 5 matchup against a Rams defense that has allowed the second-fewest receiving touchdowns (one) to opposing WRs this season.

Oct 6, 2020 5:51 PM EST

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