Washington football team BREAKDOWN: roster changes include star RB Antonio Gibson in COVID

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The Washington football team’s playoff odds are on the line at home this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington must win its next two games, then hope for help from the other teams.

But Friday, no more problems.

Washington has just made several changes to the roster with the placement of running back Antonio Gibson on the reserve / COVID-19 roster.

The WFT also moved offensive lineman Ereck Flowers Sr. to the roster and signed punter Ryan Winslow to the practice squad.

“As professionals it’s our job to go out there and play good football, which over the past two weeks has been probably some of the worst football I have ever played, y figured it out myself, ”defensive end Jonathan Allen said. “We cannot blame anyone except ourselves.”

The nation’s capital-based team lost to Philadelphia in Week 15, 27-17. The WFT was without starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke, backup Kyle Allen, security Kamren Curl and cornerback Kendall Fuller due to COVID-19. As Washington continues to suffer from COVID and injuries, this group continues to fight.

While some fans are already thinking about 2022 – and who could be No.1 quarterback Heinicke or Ryan Fitzpatrick – offensive coordinator Scott Turner has said the team is still focused on trying to sneak into the playoffs. .

“I think you maybe think more about this than we do,” Turner said. guy a franchise quarterback? ‘

“I’m more trying to prepare to play a game and give our best chance to win.

Turner added, “The (future) things you talk about… we’ll discuss) as a franchise when we get to the offseason. But from now on, I have confidence in Taylor. He knows it and we’re ready to go. We’re getting ready to play the Eagles.

When: Sunday Jan. 2, 2022, 1:00 p.m., with Philly at 8-7 and WFT at 6-9.

Or: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Chances: Eagles -3 / Total 45.

Television: FOX

Radio: The 980 / WMAL team

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