4 members of the Washington’s defensive line removed from Reserve/COVID-19 list
Washington is gaining crucial reinforcements ahead of their postponed matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. According to Dave Zangaro, defensive linemen Montez Sweat and Jonathan Allen were taken off the COVID-19/Reserve list today. Joining them are fellow linemen Casey Toohill and James Smith-Williams.
Sweat and Allen are crucial pieces to Washington’s defensive line and are arguably the two best players on their team. Sweat was the initial positive test and was out a lengthy period due to being unvaccinated. Meanwhile, Allen was vaccinated and tested positive on Monday but was expected to return before Sunday.
Smith-Williams has been another starter of Washington’s defensive line, replacing Chase Young after he tore his ACL. The Football Team’s front seven is by far the best part of their team, so regaining several starters could hurt the Eagles’ run game.
Numerous players from the Washington Football Team are still out, including starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke alongside his backup Kyle Allen. The NFC East matchup was pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday due to Washington’s outbreak, with around 20 players still out.
For the Eagles, there is no update on their two players on the COVID-19 list, Quez Watkins and Jason Huntley. The two tested positive early in the week, so if they are vaccinated, there’s a good chance they should be active on Tuesday.
Nick Sirianni stated that Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders would be active this week, and Jalen Hurts was questionable. But currently, it’s unknown how their status will change following the postponement.
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