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Commanders picking up defensive end Montez Sweat’s option

Dec 26, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Montez Sweat (90) and Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) in action during the game between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Commanders will pick up the fifth-year option for defensive end Montez Sweat, The Athletic reported Wednesday.

Sweat, 25, will be guaranteed a salary of $11.5 million for the 2023 season.

The 2019 first-round pick (26th overall) has collected 21 sacks and 46 quarterback hits in 42 career starts.

Sweat posted 24 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles in 10 starts last season. He missed five games on injured reserve with a broken jaw.

–Field Level Media