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The Washington Football Team face the Philadelphia Eagles at Fed Ex Field on Sunday, in a must-win game. On Friday, Washington potentially lost one of the most important cogs in their offensive wheel. They had to place running back Antonio Gibson on the reserve / Covid-19 list.

To make matters worse, they had to add offensive lineman Ereck Flowers to the Covid list as well. That’s a significant hit to a running game that was likely going to see a lot of work unless Washington fell behind early.

Both Gibson and Flowers are vaccinated, and could possibly “test out” of isolation before the game.

If Gibson can’t go, undrafted rookie free agent Jaret Patterson would get the start at running back. He has rushed for 188 yards on 50 carries this season,

Saahdiq Charles would replace Flowers. Charles started the last two games at right guard in place of Brandon Scherff – who is now available to play.

Washington may not have 23 players on the Covid list like it did at it’s apex, but there are still eight players on it.

More than half of the roster has been affected over the last few weeks, as well as eight assistant coaches.

Punter Signed

Washington signed punter Ryan Winslow to the practice squad.

With Tress Way landing on the COVID-19 list yesterday, and no other punter on the squad, the WFT needed to make a move.

Winslow punted for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16, as well as for the Carolina Panthers in Weeks 6 and 7.

He also appeared in two games for Arizona in 2019.

He has 20 career punts, and a net average of 40.1 yards.


Washington can still make the playoffs. They must win both of their games, and get a little bit of help.

But it is still mathematically possible for the WFT to make the playoffs.

WFT Playoff scenario

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