Washington has 17 players on COVID list as matchup with Eagles looms

The Eagles return home to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday and their NFC East opponent could be depleted from a personnel standpoint before kickoff arrives.

Washington announced that they’ve placed seven more players on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday. The team now has 17 players on the list.

The team placed quarterback Kyle Allen, linebacker Milo Eifler, safety Darrick Forrest, defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas, tight end Sammis Reyes and receiver Cam Sims on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

While starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke is expected to be available, Washington signed quarterback Jordan Ta’amu to its practice squad, joining Kyle Shurmur.

Washington currently has eight available defensive linemen for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, with defensive tackle Daron Payne the only starter that’s available.

Washington signed Nate Orchard off of Green Bay’s practice squad Tuesday and they’ll likely rotate defensive ends Daniel Wise, Shaka Toney, Bunmi Rotimi along with practice squad defensive tackles Gabe Wright, Hercules Mata’afa, and David Bada.


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