Washington adds two more players to COVID-19 list
The COVID outbreak amongst the Washington Football Team has gotten even worse, with two more players being placed on the COVID/Reserve list. Earlier this afternoon, it was reported that cornerback Kendall Fuller and defensive tackle Tim Settle joined the list. Fuller and Settle bring Washington’s COVID list up to nine players.
Alongside these names, Washington is dealing with injuries to their starting quarterback tight end, left tackle, center, and three defensive linemen. Those injuries don’t include Montez Sweat (COVID) and Chase Young (ACL Tear). Backup running back JD McKissic is dealing with a concussion as well.
In total, of the roughly 70 players listed on Washington’s depth chart on ESPN, 26 of them are out or questionable. Yes, 26 players are dealing with COVID issues or injured ahead of Sunday’s game against the Eagles. The Football Team is ravaged and there’s a good chance that none of these players could return for this week’s game.
Losing Fuller is a brutal blow to the secondary, and without Settle, Daron Payne, Matt Ioannidis, and Shaka Toney are the only healthy first or second-string linemen for Washington. It’s cruel to see any team without a large portion of their roster alongside the likelihood that even more could join them in the coming days.
We have yet to hear any word regarding the Eagles’ actives for this week, but it’s expected that Jalen Hurts and Jordan Howard will return to action after dealing with injuries for the last few weeks. Quez Watkins and Jason Huntley were placed on the COVID list yesterday as well, with their status for Sunday unknown.
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