Antonio Gibson

Washington Redskins
Running Back #24
Washington Redskins
Running Back #24
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Limited again in practice

Gibson (shin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Limited reps in practice have been the norm for Gibson for most of the season while he manages a stress fracture of his shin, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Raiders doesn't appear to be in any peril. Since Washington's Week 9 bye, Gibson is averaging 24 carries and three targets per contest, suggesting the Football Team is comfortable with his health at this stage. Gibson could be primed for even more work in the passing game this weekend, as pass-catching specialist J.D. McKissic (concussion) didn't practice Thursday for the second straight day and looks to be trending toward an inactive status.

Dec 2, 2021 9:56 AM EST


Limited in practice, per usual

Gibson (shin) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gibson continues to log limited practice while playing through a stress fracture, and he's now taken 19 or more carries in three straight games, including a 36-touch effort with 146 total yards in Mondays 17-15 win over Seattle. Matching that volume is a tall task, but Gibson could take on a larger-than-usual snap share Sunday in Las Vegas, as passing-down back J.D. McKissic missed Wednesday's practice after suffering a head/neck injury Monday night.

Dec 1, 2021 9:47 AM EST



Big workload in win

Gibson rushed 29 times for 111 yards and caught all seven of his targets for 35 yards in Monday night's 17-15 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Gibson saw backup J.D. McKissic score both of Washington's touchdowns, but he was the workhorse who strengthened over the course of the game. Along with leading his team in receptions, Gibson garnered a career high in carries, helping Washington dominate possession. With a season best in scrimmage yards to boot, it was a strong showing from the tailback, who will now turn his attention toward Week 13's matchup versus the Raiders.

Nov 29, 2021 8:35 PM EST


Avoids injury designation

Gibson (shin) doesn't have an injury designation for Monday's game against the Seahawks, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gibson continued to be limited at practice while playing through a stress fracture in his shin, but once again it won't affect his availability on gameday. The 23-year-old carried 19 times for 95 yards last week, but he played only 48 percent of the offensive snaps while also losing a fumble. Jaret Patterson could receive more of a look if Gibson has further issues with ball security versus Seattle.

Nov 27, 2021 10:17 AM EST


Limited in practice, per usual

Gibson (shin) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: This has been the norm since October with Gibson playing through a stress fracture in his shin. He should be fine for his usual role as Washington's lead runner Monday night against Seattle, though rookie Jaret Patterson has mixed in a bit more recently, including during the second quarter of last week's win over Carolina after Gibson lost a fumble.

Nov 26, 2021 11:01 AM EST



Opens week with limited listing

Gibson (shin) was listed as limited on Thursday's injury report.

Analysis: This has been Gibson's reality for a good chunk of the campaign, but he's continued to garner a majority share of the backfield reps on a weekly basis, averaging 17.3 touches per game. Assuming he completes Week 12 prep without a designation as he usually does, he should approach a similar workload Monday against the Seahawks.

Nov 25, 2021 2:04 PM EST


Fumbles in win

Gibson rushed 19 times for 95 yards but lost a fumble in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Gibson got it going on the ground in the second half after rushing just five times for 19 yards prior to halftime. However, Gibson's improvement only came after he coughed the ball up in the red zone during the first quarter. The tailback also wasn't targeted for the first time this season, further restricting his output. Although Sunday still marked his highest rushing total of the campaign, Gibson's overall performance could've been slightly better without his fumble and with some passing-game involvement. He'll strive to put it all together in Week 12 versus the Seahawks.

Nov 21, 2021 1:30 PM EST


Cleared for Sunday

Gibson (shin) was removed from the injury report for Sunday's game at Carolina, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gibson continues to play through a stress fracture in his shin, and it appears a Week 9 bye may have done him some good, as he managed 26 touches and 63 percent snap share in the Week 10 win over Tampa Bay, following three straight games with 16 of fewer touches on 42 percent or less of snaps. Game script/context was also a big factor, with J.D. McKissic getting more playing time throughout an ugly October where Washington repeatedly faced deficits. While Gibson's playing time and the total team rushing volume may vary week to week, his dominance of Washington's ground workload has been consistent.

Nov 19, 2021 10:51 AM EST


Limited Thursday

Gibson (shin) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.

Analysis: Such is Gibson's situation in his second NFL season as he plays through a stress fracture in his shin. He's continued to serve as Washington's No. 1 running back, which has amounted to 17.1 touches for 73.8 yards from scrimmage per game and six TDs in nine contests. Meanwhile, No. 2 RB J.D. McKissic has managed 7.9 touches per game, despite being healthier than Gibson on a weekly basis. As such, Gibson is the top option out of this backfield as long as he's able to suit up on game days.

Nov 18, 2021 11:00 AM EST


Remains limited at practice

Gibson (shin) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Playing through a shin fracture since Week 4, Gibson came out of the team's recent bye and logged his second-high snap share (61 percent) of the season en route to 24 carries for 64 yards and two touchdowns and two catches (on two targets) for 14 yards. The efficiency wasn't there (2.7 YPC), but he outproduced backup RB J.D. McKissic by a long shot (26 versus six touches). As such, Gibson is the preferred Washington back, even though he'll continue to operate under practice limitations.

Nov 17, 2021 10:32 AM EST


Two-touchdown showing in win

Gibson rushed 24 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns and brought in both targets for 14 yards in Washington's 29-19 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Gibson put an exclamation point on Washington's upset win against the defending champs with his second one-yard touchdown of the contest. The score capped off a 19-play, 80-yard march that absorbed 10:26 of the fourth quarter and saw Gibson log a whopping nine carries. Gibson's multi-score tally was his second of the season, abut he'll have a significant roadblock in trying to replicate it against a stingy Panthers defense in Week 11.

Nov 14, 2021 3:06 PM EST


Good to go

Gibson (shin) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gibson will continue to play through a shin fracture and work as Washington's lead runner, but he did run into trouble before the Week 9 bye, finishing three straight games with no touchdown and less than 60 total yards while playing no more than 42 percent of offensive snaps. That, after playing at least 55 percent of snaps in Washington's first five games, with 432 total yards and four TDs. Part of it seems to be the shin injury, and part of it J.D. McKissic getting more playing time with Washington playing from behind. Whatever the case, a bye week won't necessarily have fixed problem, especially given the difficult Week 10 matchup against Tampa's stout front seven. That said, Gibson will suit up Sunday for a ninth time in nine games this season, and he's thus far recorded at least 11 touches in every contest

Nov 12, 2021 10:03 AM EST


Another limited showing

Gibson (shin) was limited at practice Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Washington continues to manage the stress fracture in Gibson's shin, which contained him to between 31 and 56 percent of the offensive snaps in the five contests before the team's Week 9 bye. He still was productive during that span, averaging 15.4 touches for 60.2 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring three TDs. As for No. 2 RB J.D. McKissic, he notched 10 touches for 65 total yards per game and had one score in the same period. Assuming both backs are out there Sunday against the Buccaneers, Gibson should continue to be more utilized than McKissic out of the backfield.

Nov 11, 2021 10:51 AM EST


Remains limited after bye

Gibson (shin) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gibson played through a stress fracture in his shin in each of Washington's five games before a Week 9 bye, racking up 77 touches for 301 yards from scrimmage and three TDs. In the same time span, change-of-pace back J.D. McKissic totaled a 50-325-1 line, respectively. Gibson appears to be operating under similar practice limitations from before the midseason respite, so his status should continue to be watched to ensure he's out there on game days.

Nov 10, 2021 10:21 AM EST


Shares load in Sunday's loss

Gibson carried the ball eight times for 34 yards and caught all three of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: His 11 touches exactly matched both J.D. McKissic (three carries, eight catches) and rookie Jaret Patterson (11 carries), with McKissic significantly out-producing both his backfield mates. While Gibson was cleared off the injury report prior to Sunday's game, Washington's treatment of the second-year back was a clear sign he isn't 100 percent, but he'll get some extra time to heal up during a Week 9 bye.

Oct 31, 2021 6:19 PM EST


Cleared for Sunday

Gibson (shin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Denver, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gibson will continue playing through his stress fracture and figures to continue dominating Washington's rushing volume, but he has lost a few more snaps to pass-catching specialist J.D. McKissic in recent weeks, in part because Washington has been regularly chasing deficits. While the shin injury may also be a factor, Gibson still has 12 or more touches in every game this season.

Oct 29, 2021 10:14 AM EST


Practicing again Friday

Gibson (shin) is participating at Friday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Gibson has practiced as a limited participant this week due to the shin issue, and it appears he'll at least be working in that capacity again Friday. The 23-year-old played after being considered questionable for last week's loss to the Packers, though he played only 41 percent of the offensive snaps. He still had 16 touches in the contest, but it's clear the hairline fracture in his shin is a limiting factor. Gibson appears on track to play Sunday at Denver but he could continue to have similar limitations.

Oct 29, 2021 9:08 AM EST


Remains limited Thursday

Gibson (shin) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Washington continues to place a cap on Gibson's practice reps, but the limitations haven't impacted his ability to play through a stress fracture in his shin over the last four games. During that stretch, he's combined for 66 touches for 247 yards from scrimmage and three TDs, while No. 2 running back J.D. McKissic concurrently earned 39 touches for 99 total yards and one score. Clearly, Gibson is the top back in an offense beset by injuries, making him a must play on a weekly basis.

Oct 28, 2021 10:51 AM EST


Limited again by shin injury

Gibson (shin) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gibson has managed to play through a hairline fracture in his shin for four consecutive outings, during which he's combined for 58 carries for 218 yards and three touchdowns to go with eight catches (on nine targets) for 29 yards. J.D. McKissic, Gibson's backfield mate, actually has out-snapped the latter over the last two contests, but he's only accounted for 39 touches for 232 yards from scrimmage and one score during that same four-game stretch. Considering Gibson again was limited Wednesday, he doesn't seem to be in danger of sitting out Week 8 in Denver, but his status nonetheless should be monitored as the week goes on.

Oct 27, 2021 11:20 AM EST


Quiet on 14 carries

Gibson ran for 51 yards on 14 carries against Green Bay on Sunday while catching two receptions for five yards on two targets.

Analysis: Gibson continues to play through a hairline shin fracture that appears to be hindering him as a runner, and his sluggish 2021 rushing production to this point seems to support that idea. Through seven games Gibson has 408 yards and three touchdowns on 103 carries, leaving him with an average of 4.0 yards per carry and just one 20-yard carry after producing five carries of 20-plus yards at 4.7 yards per carry over 170 attempts in 2020. Washington has a bye week in Week 9, but first they have to go to Denver on Sunday in Week 8.

Oct 24, 2021 2:41 PM EST


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