Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson (24) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Commanders place RB Antonio Gibson on IR

Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson was placed on injured reserve on Thursday.

Gibson sat out last Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday due to foot and knee injuries. He sustained those injuries in the Commanders’ 37-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 24.

Washington (7-8-1) is eliminated from postseason contention. The Commanders conclude their season against the visiting Dallas Cowboys (12-4) on Sunday.

Gibson, 24, began the season as the team’s starting running back before rookie Brian Robinson assumed the role.

Gibson totaled 546 yards rushing and three touchdowns to go along with 46 catches for 353 yards and two scores in 15 games (six starts) this season.

Also on Thursday, the Commanders signed Jaret Patterson off the practice squad and added fellow running back Reggie Bonnafon to the practice squad.

Patterson, 23, appeared in two games as a temporary elevation this season. He had 68 carries for 266 yards and two touchdowns in 17 games last season

–Field Level Media

Sep 7, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Buffalo Bulls running back Jaret Patterson (26) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo RB Patterson ties NCAA mark with eight rushing TDs

Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson tied an NCAA record with eight rushing touchdowns in a 70-41 win over Kent State on Saturday.

Patterson carried the ball 36 times for 409 yards and scored on runs of 3, 31, 42, 49, 1, 7, 11 and 58 yards. Five of those scores and 267 yards came in the first half at UB Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y.

The 5-foot-9 junior from Glendale, Md., became the first player since Ricky Williams of Texas in 1996 to gain at least 300 yards in consecutive games following a 301-yard performance at Bowling Green on Nov. 17. He broke his own school rushing record for the second straight game.

Howard Griffith of Illinois ran for eight touchdowns on Sept. 22, 1990.

–Field Level Media