Day two of OTA’s wrapped up Wednesday for the Washington Commanders, and defensive lineman, Jonathan Allen spoke on his Crimson Tide teammate, Phidarian Mathis, who missed his rookie year due to a knee injury.
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“He looks good, I feel for him, I broke my foot my rookie year so I know what it’s like to miss most of the season so he’s just excited to get back and be with the guys”, said Allen on day two of the Commanders OTAs. When you get hurt as a young guy, the biggest thing you realize is that you just miss doing the little stuff, you miss stretching with the team, you miss working out with the team, all the things that a lot of guys sometimes complain about, you miss it when it’s not there. So, he’s hungry and he’s ready to work and he’s going to be great for us this year.”
Mathis was selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and many expected him to be a big-time contributor as a rookie prior to the injury. In his four years in Tuscaloosa Mathis had 129 tackles, and nine sacks his senior year. With not much depth along the defensive line, look for him to receive a lot of snaps backing up fellow Alabama teammates Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne.
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