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No one should be expecting new Washington RB Antonio Gibson to approach Christian McCaffrey in production at any point. But tell us, Coach Rivera, is it crazy to compare their styles? "No, that's fair. He's a little bit bigger than Christian, but he's got a skill set like Christian," Rivera told ESPN's John Keim. "This is a very versatile, young football player that we really think is going to be a guy that can get on the field for us early and contribute." Again, no one is saying Gibson will ever become the guy who racked up 326 and then 403 touches over the past 2 seasons. But Ron Rivera's words are worth noting because he just finished coaching McCaffrey for 3 years in Carolina and now leads the team that drafted Gibson in Round 3. Take it as a mark in favor of Gibson's long-term upside. And the "get on the field for us early" makes Gibson an intriguing later-round option for 2020 redraft. There's opportunity available in a Washington backfield with more questions than answers currently.

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Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (hamstring) returned to position drills Monday, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic. We'll keep an eye on his status -- as well as specific role -- going forward.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson worked on a side field on Wednesday as he recovers from a hamstring injury. HC Ron Rivera said they'll "ramp up" Gibson and slowly work him back into practice. This injury sounds minor, but Gibson has had trouble staying healthy over his first 2 NFL seasons. We'll keep an eye on him.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson has dropped 7 pounds and several points from his body-fat percentage with the help of a dietician and a physiotherapist this offseason. Gibson says he played last year around 235 pounds -- 10 pounds heavier than he'd like. "I’m so used to being twitchy … and I feel like I lost a good bit of that," Gibson said. "So I wanted to cut some weight and get back to that and show people what I’m really capable of.” Gibson faces lots of touch competition this season after Washington re-signed RB J.D. McKissic and drafted RB Brian Robinson. But his ADP has sunk into the late 5th round of recent FFPC drafts.

ESPN's John Keim writes that the touch count "should remain high" for Commanders RB Antonio Gibson this season but that "his usage could vary weekly." That comes after the team drafted Alabama RB Brian Robinson in Round 3, an addition that has elicited multiple comparisons to former Panthers RB duo DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Keim specifically highlights Robinson's power and short-yardage potential. That could vulture goal-line touches from Gibson, who has racked up 18 TDs on the ground through 2 seasons. Add the return of J.D. McKissic, and it's easy to see the risk factors on Gibson's 2022 workload. His best-ball ADP has dipped significantly since the NFL Draft. We'll see where he settles as summer approaches.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He came off the COVID list earlier in the day and seems on track to play vs. the Giants this weekend.

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