COVID-19 continues to hurt Washington and Eagles ahead of Sunday’s game
The Washington Football Team has already dealt with significant COVID-19 issues, and it just got worse.
Monday afternoon, Washington announced that four more players, Jonathan Allen, David Mayo, and two practice squad members have been added to the list. These four additions bring their total to nine, a horrible blow for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
Washington recently added Casey Toohill, Montez Sweat, Daryl Roberts, and James Smith-Williams. The Football Team’s core is in their front seven, which is now depleted across the board. Being without Sweat, Allen, and Chase Young will make it difficult for this group to maintain their previous success.
There’s a chance some of these players return before Sunday, but it seems highly unlikely that could occur. Washington is also dealing with injuries to Terry McLaurin, JD McKissic, Taylor Heinicke, and several starting linemen on top of their COVID issues.
Meanwhile, the Eagles just announced that Quez Watkins and Jason Huntley have been placed on the COVID list as well. There has been no word yet if it is just precautionary or if they tested positive. Losing Watkins is a huge blow to the Eagles’ passing game, but the will likely run their offense through the running game once again.
As the week progresses, we will get a much better idea of their status for Sunday. But as of right now, it doesn’t look good whatsoever. With the Eagles desperately needing a win to remain in the playoff picture and secure a wildcard berth, Sunday is the perfect time to capitalize.
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