Washington announced the signing of 13 practice squad players to the roster on Sunday. The team has four more available slots to add players to reach the total allotment of 17, a number that rose for this season given the unprecedented circumstances of playing a season during a pandemic.
Washington Football practice squad announced - team still has 4 slots available pic.twitter.com/eibLxmTGTW— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 6, 2020
The roster moves come a day after the team's final cuts to reach that magic No. 53, including Alex Smith making the active roster following his horrific 2018 leg injury and the numerous surgeries that followed.
Washington's signings were mostly unsurprising, but the move to demote wideout Cam Sims to the practice squad came as a shock to some. After Trey Quinn was cut early Saturday, Sims's roster spot looked to be secured.
Veteran cornerback Aaron Colvin was among those around the league to reap the benefits of the new practice rules. Now, teams are allowed to have six players who have accrued more than two seasons. Previously, none of the then-10 players were allowed to have played more than two seasons. Covlin, on the other hand, is entering his eighth NFL season after previous stints at Jacksonville and Houston before appearing in six games in the Burgundy and Gold in 2019.