Sources: Commanders' Chase Young expected to be activated for Sunday 7:28 AM ET John KeimESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and other media outlets since 1994 Authored or co-authored three books on the Redskins and one on the Cleveland Browns Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young is expected to be activated this week to play Sunday against the Houston Texans , his first game since tearing his ACL and MCL last November, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Young, the No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft who was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, was injured in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 14. He returned to practice on Nov. 2, giving the Commanders (5-5) 21 days to activate him off the physically unable to perform list. There had been hope that Young would be able to return for Monday's 32-21 win over the Eagles in Philadelphia, but on Friday defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said Young was still not doing everything at full speed . Editor's Picks Commanders derail sloppy Eagles' perfect season 11m Tim McManus and John Keim Young savors 'being in the mix' a year after injury 13d John Keim 1 Related Coach Ron Rivera stressed on Friday that they were taking a long-term view when it comes to his recovery. "We won't play him unless we feel he's ready to roll," Rivera said. "There are some things he's not comfortable doing. ... You can see his frustration because he wants it to happen now." Young had a strong rookie season with 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown. But last season he was less effective with 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in eight games. "You know what my expectations are for myself," Young said earlier this month. "It's coming."