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Washington activates 4 players from COVID list ahead of stupidly rescheduled Eagles game

Availability update.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Football Team activated four players off their reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday morning:

  • DE Montez Sweat
  • DT Jonathan Allen
  • DE James Smith-Williams
  • DE Casey Toohill

Washington also officially designated Sweat to return to practice since he was on injured reserve (and not the active roster) before going on the COVID list.

This is good news for Washington considering their defensive line was looking pretty depleted. Sweat is the team’s top edge rusher, especially with Chase Young on IR. Allen leads the Football Team in sacks. JSW and Toohill contribute to the edge rotation.

Washington’s good news is obviously not so good news for the Philadelphia Eagles, who are inexplicably being punished for the Football Team experiencing a COVID outbreak. An outbreak that seemingly originated from a staunchly unvaccinated player in Sweat.

It’s really rich that Sweat will definitely play in this game that was moved from Sunday to Tuesday, isn’t it? What a nice, deserved reward for him. (Silver lining: at least Eagles fans will be able to boo him at Lincoln Financial Field now.)

Despite these returns, Washington still has a lengthy COVID list. But it’s possible more of them will be activated before Tuesday. It’s also possible more could go on the list when they have to test on Monday. And the same goes for the Eagles.

The Football Team reportedly believes veteran backup Kyle Allen “has a good chance” to return to the roster in time for this game. He’ll start at quarterback if Taylor Heinicke isn’t activated.

Here’s an updated look at Washington’s reserve/COVID-19 list:

QB Kyle Allen
S Troy Apke
DE Will Bradley-King
S Kam Curl
LB Milo Eifler
S Darrick Forrest
CB Kendall Fuller
QB Taylor Heinicke
TE Temarrick Hemingway
DT Matt Ioannidis
C Tyler Larsen
OT Cornelius Lucas
LB David Mayo
TE Sammis Reyes
DT Tim Settle
WR Cam Sims