Darby will now slot in alongside Kendall Fuller, Fabian Moreau, and Jimmy Moreland on the Redskins depth chart. It is hard to truly assign blame for secondary miscues as communication can falter and coverages are often built to disguise. "Troy Apke is a young safety who has done a couple of really nice things that get your attention,” Rivera said. — Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) March 29, 2020. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Charles started 28 games at left tackle over the course of his LSU career and left as a National Champion, protecting the blindside for No. “He seems to pick things up, and those things don't seem to bother him now that, all of a sudden, he's in a position where he's got a chance to compete. Could a player who only had a total of 33 carries as a running back in college succeed at that position at the next level? After years of success with the Bears, he's been a force in the Packers' secondary.

I'm going to come in there and work hard and just do my thing, man.".

In the midst of it all, the Redskins also traded away CB Quinton Dunbar, who was unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension with Washington and ended up asking for a trade, seeing as the team wouldn’t pay him what he desired.

As training camp continues, Washington is preparing to start a new chapter during the upcoming season. Apke saw time in a reserve role last season. With new head coach Ron Rivera at the helm, Washington is looking to compete in the NFC East this season alongside a new crop of stars. "Growing up an offensive lineman, I watched Trent [Williams] plenty of times," Charles said after being drafted. The third-year veteran has shown growth according to Rivera. He also recorded a 41-inch vertical jump, 131-inch broad jump and a 4.03-second shuttle. “When you sit there and you watch him run around and show his athleticism." 108 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has already caught Rivera’s eye. He is learning from Collins and working to improve his technique heading into the season.

NFL and PFF player stats for Washington Football Team S Troy Apke on Pro Football Focus. Chris Godwin has been banged up a good bit this season, but he's making his presence felt when he is on the field. Lebanon high school out of Pittsburgh, PA. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Adrian Amos is slowly becoming one of the better safeties in NFC North history.

Compiled 15 tackles [13 solo] with one interception, two passes defesned and two tackles for loss. “Troy’s really stepping into the forefront,” Rivera said. “When you sit there and you watch him run around and show his athleticism.".

: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/nCwBl54Akc pic.twitter.com/1TBi9M6blU. "When you look at the defensive side of the ball, I think Troy Apke has cement in his shoes because he gets beat every time, always stuck in one spot with people running over the top," Mitchell said on Washington Football Postgame Live on NBC Sports Washington. The past 24 games for Washington fans may have been a bit frustrating when you look at the outcomes of each matchup, most of which have ended in a loss. Me going out there and being able to communicate everything with everyone out there, that’s where I feel different I believe.”.

When the two teams meet on Thursday afternoon, playing in a classic Thanksgiving Day matchup, there will be a bit more on the line than just bragging rights, with the winner taking sole possession of the NFC East division lead, for a few days at least.

In 2019, Apke appeared in 15 games, making two starts, in which he recorded 26 combined tackles with 2 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, and his first career interception. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Both sides are moving on, and everyone seems to be fine with that. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. "Troy Apke is a young safety who has done a couple of really nice things that get your attention,” Rivera said. Former Penn State Nittany Lions star Troy Apke is taking advantage of a new opportunity and earning meaningful reps at free safety. “He’s handling his situation very well and he’s showing some growth,” Rivera said via NBC Sports Washington. "Troy Apke is a young safety who has done a couple of really nice things that get your attention,” Rivera said.

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The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. Just being on the same page,” Collins said. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The Washington Redskins made a sizeable free agency signing on Sunday afternoon, agreeing to a one-year, $4 million deal with former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby.

Apke was a three-star recruit out of Mt. Troy Apke is a 6-1, 173-pound Wide Receiver from Pittsburgh, PA. Apke's father Steve played linebacker at Pittsburgh in the mid-1980s. They also took swings at players like WR Amari Cooper and TE Austin Hooper, but neither deal came to fruition. During his rookie term, he … Following a productive preseason, Apke appeared in only two games during his rookie season, eventually succumbing to a hamstring injury that placed him on reserve. The fourth-year pro showed off some solid body control on a score that put the Bucs up big in Las Vegas. "Saahdiq Charles has been impressive as a young rookie,” Rivera said. Please check your email for a confirmation. One of the skills that have impressed Washington is Apke’s athleticism. Charles started 28 games at left tackle over the course of his LSU career and left as a National Champion, protecting the blindside for No. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. 1 overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow over the past two seasons he was in Baton Rouge. Troy Apke (Washington): 1 tackle (1 solo) Packers 35, Texans 20 Adrian Amos (Packers): 6 tackles (5 solo), 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery Buccaneers 45, Raiders 20 Chris Godwin (Buccaneers): 9 catches, 88 yards, 1 touchdown Carl Nassib (Raiders): 2 tackles (1 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss Chiefs 43, Broncos 16

Former Penn State Nittany Lions star Troy Apke is taking advantage of a new opportunity and earning meaningful reps at free safety.

traded this offseason to San Francisco, Charles will now replace one of the game's top left tackles in Washington as the organization starts out on a new course with head coach. Things looked particularly bad on Sunday on one deep ball from Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray to wideout Andy Isabella. “When you sit there and you watch him run around and show his athleticism." “He's got good range, good quickness.”. Rookie Kamren Curl seems primed for more playing time -- some a direct result of Apke's poor performance so far. Chris Godwin puts the @Buccaneers up by 11 with a little toe drag. Whenever the Washington Football Team and Dallas Cowboys meet for an NFC East matchup, you know that tempers are going to be elevated and there will be no love lost between the two sides. Share this article share tweet text email link Zachary Neel ... S Troy Apke came in for Everett on Sunday. Get the best of PFF with Learn More. Premium Stats; Player Grades; Position Grades ; Free Agent Rankings; 2020 QB Annual; Social @PFF; Facebook; Instagram; Fantasy. Fresh cotton and other wares at the Roar Lions Roar Store. After the game Washington Football legend Brian Mitchell opened up about Apke.

But one way or another, Isabela ran right past Apke. “The biggest thing about Troy right now is he's got a really good, athletic skill set,” Rivera said via the Washington Football website. Through two games so far this season, however, his performance has not been on par with the increased playing time. “He’s picking my brain on my knowledge about how to play different things and playing within the defensive calls and how we’ve got to see things and see different adjustments.

NFL. The former fifth-round pick logged six tackles and one sack against the Texans to improve to 5-1 on the season.

NFL and PFF player stats for Washington Football Team S Troy Apke on Pro Football Focus. Roar Lions Roar is where Penn State fans gather. He had 111 total tackles and recorded three tackles for loss.

However, there's been a singular bright spot that's stood above all of the dread, and his name is Terry McLaurin. Apke has earned first-team reps alongside fellow safety Landon Collins in camp. That’s especially true for the Washington Football Team, where a number of position battles have staged this offseason. He believes that Apke can continue to improve his range and quickness within the defense.

While training camp attention may be tuned in on the ensuing quarterback battle between sophomore starter Dwayne Haskins and former Panthers signal-caller Kyle Allen, Washington head coach Ron Rivera has taken notice of a number of promising young players beginning to blossom this offseason. Apke had the starting safety job at the start of the year, but was later benched due to poor play. Things looked particularly bad on Sunday on one deep ball from Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray to wideout Andy Isabella. As NFL teams breakout pads for the first time this week, a number of young, maybe unexpected, players are beginning to make some noise in practice. He ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Combine. "I have a lot of respect for his game. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. : #TBvsLV on FOX A product of Penn State, Apke was vaunted for his athleticism heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. Now that the Redskins have found his replacement, Dunbar is letting his thoughts be known. “(I’m) probably just a lot more comfortable out there,” Apke said. 17.4k Followers, 560 Following, 10 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Troy Apke (@traps28) After coming into the league without much hype surrounding him, this third-rounder from Ohio State quickly made a name for himself in training camp, and then he proved that he could do it on the field as well, despite a lack of consistency at the quarterback position. NFL Home; Tools. Apparently, he finds it ironic that Washington would pay Darby $4 million per season, but not him. The Washington Football team has made national headlines this season surrounding organizational changes. Fantasy Football Home; DFS Home; Research Tools. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. So that's been another real positive for us.".

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He also had two interceptions, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble and fumble recovery in his collegiate career.

Prior to the NFL, Apke starred at Penn State and played in 44 career games. 1 overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner. Apke is also learning from his veteran defensive leaders. Tough to tell what the coverage was from this angle, but FS Troy Apke is flat-footed, perhaps reading the crosser from the other side, as Isabella runs by him.