Washington putting top OL on COVID list


Washington got a few key players off the Reserve/COVID-19 list this weekend but have added another big name.

All-Pro right guard Brandon Scherff is now on the list, Washington announced.

This is a huge loss for Washington.

It also means that Scherff would have been able to play on Sunday at 1 p.m. if the NFL hadn’t already moved the game to Tuesday at 7 p.m. So while Washington has gotten a few key players back, including DT Jonathan Allen, they’re also losing a four-time Pro Bowl guard.

The news about Scherff comes a day after the Eagles were forced to put their starting left guard, Landon Dickerson, on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Without Dickerson, the Eagles will likely start veteran Sua Opeta at left guard.

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While the WFT added Scherff to the list, they also removed DT Matt Ioannidis.

That means Washington’s COVID-19 list stands at 16 players: 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, LB Khaleke Hudson, C Tyler Larsen, T Cornelius Lucas, LB David Mayo, TE Sammis Reyes, OG Brandon Scherff, DT Tim Settle, RB Wendell Smallwood.

Although there’s a good chance some more will come off the list before kickoff.

We do know Washington will be without some coaches on Tuesday night:


The Eagles, meanwhile, have just one player (Dickerson) on their COVID-19 list. Quez Watkins and Jason Huntley were removed from the list this weekend.

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