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NFL moves WFT-Eagles game to Tuesday due to COVID outbreak

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The Washington Football Team’s Week 15 game against the Philadelphia Eagles has been moved from Sunday at 1 p.m. ET to Tuesday at 7 p.m. after a coronavirus outbreak in Washington’s locker room affected 25 players this week.

It’s one of three games the NFL was forced to reschedule this week as COVID cases across the country have surged.

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The Cleveland Browns-Las Vegas Raiders game, originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Monday at 5 p.m. and Sunday’s contest between the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks was postponed to Tuesday at 7 p.m. Cleveland Los Angeles are each dealing with COVID outbreaks impacting more than 20 players.

Among the most notable Washington players on the COVID/reserve list are quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen, defensive linemen Montez Sweat, Matt Ioannidis and Jonathan Allen, safety Kamren Curl, cornerbacks Troy Apke and Kendall Fuller, and wide receiver Cam Sims. The only two players to be activated off the list as of publishing are cornerback Darryl Roberts and center Keith Ismael.

Coming off a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Washington (6-7) is fighting to stay alive in the Wild Card race. It enters Week 15 with a tiebreaker advantage over Philadelphia (6-7) and three other teams for the final playoff spot in the NFC.