On Sunday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported, the Redskins "are planning as if they won’t have QB Alex Smith next season."
On Thursday while speaking with the Redskins Talk crew, Redskins team president Bruce Allen wholeheartedly denied the report.
"It didn't come from the Washington Redskins, and it didn't come from the doctors," Allen told NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay and Mitch Tischler.
However, Allen was less certain on whether Smith would actually play in 2019.
"I didn't say that," Allen said when asked if there's a chance Smith suits up next season. "We're approaching this the same way Alex approaches a game, a game plan or an offseason, that's one day at a time. He's following the doctor's orders, he's got to follow the doctor's orders."
"I know he wants to try to do some things earlier if possible, but at the right time we'll know when he can play, but we're not even thinking about that right now."
It makes sense why Allen would push back on such a report regarding Smith. He doesn't want to tip his hand to other teams if Washington is, in fact, desperate for a quarterback.
However, behind closed doors, with the draft and free agency fast approaching Allen and the Redskins need to figure if they can or cannot count on Smith to see the field next season and act accordingly.
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