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Chase Young doesn't regret missing OTAs: 'I was making money, baby'

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Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young stands by his decision to skip voluntary offseason workouts to shoot commercials.

When asked Thursday if missing OTAs contributed to his slow start this season, the NFL's reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year explained that he did what he felt anyone else in his position would've done.

"I was making money, baby," Young said, according to ESPN's John Keim. "Got to make the money. None of you all would have ducked the money. It's a job, just like you all have to do your job, I do my job."

Young told reporters in June that he had "a lot going on" at the time, including filming commercials for Under Armour and eBay as well as appearing on "Family Feud." He also said that he was in and out of the team building during the offseason and had been sending workout videos to Washington's strength coach Chad Englehart.

Through eight games this season, Young has 25 tackles, two forced fumbles, and 1.5 sacks.

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