NFC East matchup postponed, Eagles’ players sound off on decision
Welp — it would seem that Washington has gotten something to fall their way.
Per multiple reports, the Eagles vs. Washington matchup that was initially scheduled for Sunday at 1 PM has been moved to Tuesday:
OFFICIAL: Eagles vs. Washington has been moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) December 17, 2021
Washington currently has 22 players on the COVID list, including starting QB Taylor Heinicke, who tested positive for the virus this morning. Unfortunately, this also means that the Eagles now have to play three games in 13 days and will play the Giants on just four days of rest.
The Eagles have done an exceptional job with containing COVID-19 and following protocols. A postponement putting them at a disadvantage doesn’t seem fair for a team that has done everything right.
However, the delay should give Jalen Hurts — who was likely playing Sunday — ample time for his ankle to heal before gameday.
Eagles’ players are understandably not happy:
So we have to suffer, and compromise our schedule because of another teams mistake. Make it make sense! Smh— Rodney McLeod (@Rodney_McLeod4) December 17, 2021
Wow!!!!— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) December 17, 2021
That’s crazy.. we play Tuesday night then turn right around an play Sunday!! No Days off 🤷🏽♂️ double up on massages this week.— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) December 17, 2021
LOL— Alex Singleton (@alexsingleton49) December 17, 2021
🤔🤔— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) December 17, 2021
Damn I thought the team would have to forfeit!!! This crazy🤦🏾♂️— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) December 17, 2021
😭— Javon hargrave (@Jay_MostWanted) December 17, 2021