Good news here:
Defensive end Josh Sweat is back practicing after suffering a neck injury against the Saints pic.twitter.com/FHYjrtqweh
— Chris Franklin (@cfranklinnews) January 12, 2023
Sweat told us he was going to be back this season. He logged a career-high 11.5 sacks this season, a career-high 23 QB hits, and a career-high 15 tackles for loss. Assuming he’s fully cleared for next weekend, the Birds will have Haason Reddick on one side, Sweat on the other, and then Brandon Graham available to rotate in without having to rely too heavily on Robert Quinn, who missed a large portion of the second half of the season.
Returning the full complement of pass rushers is a big deal because it means Jonathan Gannon can sit in SOFT ZONE and the Birds can still get to the QB. Not sure about you, but I love a good SOFT ZONE.