NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
3-3-0 6-11-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 22 1.0 0 0 0

Top James Smith-Williams News

  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Records just 1.0 sacks

    Smith-Williams recorded 22 tackles (11 solo) and 1.0 sacks across 13 games (seven starts) in 2023.

    The 2020 seventh-round pick became a starter after the Commanders traded away fellow DEs Chase Young and Montez Sweat in October, but Smith-Williams then missed four straight games with a hamstring injury between mid-November and mid-December. When all was said and done, he'd actually recorded fewer snaps, tackles and sacks than in 2022, and now he's scheduled for unrestricted free agency with a resume that suggests he'll be looking for a backup role.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Ready to go for Week 16

    Smith-Williams (hamstring) will play Sunday versus the Jets, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official website reports.

    Smith-Williams will be active for the first time since Week 10 in Sunday's matchup with New York. The defensive lineman has recorded 14 tackles, including a sack, over the 10 games he's appeared in this season.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Won't play at Rams

    Smith-Williams (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game at the Rams, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Smith-Williams will miss his fourth straight game Sunday as he nurses a hamstring injury he sustained Week 10 at Seattle. Rookie fifth-rounder K.J. Henry projects to start in his place Week 15.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Logs DNP

    Smith-Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    Smith-Williams remains sidelined since suffering the injury Week 10 against the Seahawks. The 26-year-old will likely need to practice Thursday in some capacity to put him on track to end his multi-week absence and play Sunday against the Rams.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Won't suit up vs. Dolphins

    Smith-Williams (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Smith-Williams will be sidelined for his third straight week Sunday due to a hamstring injury he sustained in Week 10 at Seattle. Rookie fifth-rounder K.J. Henry again projects to start at defensive end in Smith-Williams' place in Week 13.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Won't suit up at Dallas

    Smith-Williams (hamstring) is listed as out for Thursday's game at the Cowboys.

    Smith-Williams will miss his second consecutive game in Week 12 as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury he sustained in Week 10 at Seattle. Rookie fifth-rounder K.J. Henry will probably start at defensive end in his place Thursday.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Won't suit up vs. Giants

    Smith-Williams (hamstring) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.

    Smith-Williams will miss his first contest of the season in Week 11 as he deals with a hamstring injury he sustained in Week 10 at Seattle. Efe Obada figures to start at defensive end in Smith-Williams' place Sunday.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Misses practice again

    Smith-Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice for the second day in a row Thursday.

    The defensive end left the Commanders' Week 10 game against the Seahawks with the injury. Smith-Williams has 14 tackles, including one sack, in 10 games this season.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Questionable to return

    Smith-Williams is considered questionable to return to Sunday's game in Seattle due to a hamstring injury.

    The severity of Smith-Williams' hamstring injury is uncertain at this time, but his status is up in the air. While he is out, Efe Obada and Andre Jones are candidates to fill in at defensive end.

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  • Commanders' James Smith-Williams: Active for Week 1

    Smith-Williams (oblique) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals.

    Smith-Williams was considered questionable due to an oblique injury that popped up this week, but the injury isn't enough to sideline him for the season opener. The 2020 seventh-round pick has garnered a rotational role along Washington's defensive line the past two seasons, totaling 53 tackles and 5.5 sacks across 28 appearances. He'll likely take on a starting role at defensive end Sunday with Chase Young (neck) sitting out.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
Age: 26
School: NC State
Experience: 4