Sport Justin Herbert: We need to get Mike Williams the ball more
Washington Football Team places QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve with hip injury
Washington's new quarterback suffered a hip subluxation Sunday vs. the Chargers and will miss at least three weeks as Taylor Heinicke steps into lineup.Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, 38, suffered a hip subluxation – that means the ball of his femur at least partially dislocated from the hip socket. He is going on injured reserve, ESPN reporting Fitzpatrick will miss up to eight weeks.
Chargers quarterbackin any preseason games this summer, but he knows what he wants to focus on when he’s dropping back to pass in Week 1 of the regular season.
Wide receiverfinished third on the team with 85 targets in the passing game last season and Herbert said that he wants that number to go up in their second season playing together.
“We need to,” Herbert said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. “He’s one of those guys that you just have to find out there. He’s going to get open. He’s so physical, fast and strong that he’s going to win — jump balls, deep balls and intermediate routes. I think we need to get him more involved in the short game and the quick game because he’s an incredible player.”
Williams turned those targets into 48 catches for 756 yards and five touchdowns last season. Pushing those numbers higher would serve Williams well as he’s set to play out the fifth and final year of his rookie contract.
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