ASHBURN, Va. – Washington football team put two more key players on the reserve/COVID-19 roster, adding to the growing roster as they battle to stay in the playoff race.
Washington set the corner Kendall Fuller and reserve to deal with defense Settlement time on Tuesday’s COVID roster, joining eight other players. The WFT put Jon Allen on the list on Monday. It also has a defensive end Montez Sweat, James Smith-Williams and Casey Toohill on the list.
Fuller, who is unvaccinated, will miss Sunday’s game in Philadelphia. Both teams are 6-7; Washington currently holds seventh and final place in the playoffs with four games remaining. Because Settle has been vaccinated, he has a chance to compete if he tests negative twice in a 48-hour period and is asymptomatic. A source close to Settle said he was not showing any symptoms despite having tested positive.
Fuller was an important part of Washington’s play in the backline in the second half of the season with a strong play against run and pass. Settle’s importance grew as Allen was added to the list. Settle is Washington’s fourth line of defense and will see his opportunism dramatically increase without Allen.
Washington also prefers to use a 5-man front compared to teams that like to run, such as Philadelphia. Losing Settle and Allen could affect those plans.
It’s also possible that Allen comes back if he also tests negative twice in 48 hours and has no symptoms. Smith-Williams and Toohill could also return this week. They tested positive on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Without Fuller, Washington would be fragile. It helps them play a lot of safe thirds – and will do so against the Eagles for their run superiority. To replace Fuller, they have Danny Johnson, who played in the game of gambling, and the veteran Darryl Roberts, who they removed from the COVID list on Tuesday.
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