Alex Smith questionable for Sunday night, Washington adds QB Steven Montez

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Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith is questionable for Sunday night’s regular-season finale against the Eagles.

Coach Ron Rivera said today that Smith will be listed as questionable and it’s too soon to say whether Smith’s calf injury will be sufficiently healed for him to play, but Rivera did indicate that Smith seemed to be feeling good in practice.

Washington is also adding quarterback Steven Montez to the active roster. An undrafted rookie out of Colorado, Montez has spent this season on Washington’s practice squad.

If Smith can’t go, Taylor Heinicke would be the starter and Montez would back him up.

Washington clinches the NFC East with a win on Sunday night. If the Eagles win, the winner of Sunday afternoon’s Cowboys-Giants game wins the NFC East.

10 responses to “Alex Smith questionable for Sunday night, Washington adds QB Steven Montez

  1. WFT cannot win without Smith. I think the Eagles are going to give them a game regardless.

  2. I thing Washington win the eagles starters are not playing so that’s big but Washington still can win without Alex I give him another week off

  3. If he’s out eagles win by 8. Otherwise Washington wins by 6. Either way I’m thinking low scoring game.

  4. As a WFT fan, this doesn’t sound good. For the past two weeks, we’ve heard reports of “Smith is close to being back.” I don’t think he plays.

    Smith is a great guy and an incredible story, but after this year, the team needs to move on from him. Regardless of his W-L record, he’s been a mediocre QB before and after the injury.

    He should be a lock, though, for comeback player of the year. How could anyone in their right mind vote against him?

  5. Heinicke showed out pretty good last week. He actually looked better than Alex Smith for that limited action. What was noticeable was that he throws a really catchable ball, and was very accurate on the deep throws. If he has to start, the primary concern will be whether he can protect the ball. If he throws 3 INTs, we’re cooked. If he throws none, I think Washington wins handily.

  6. for the comment regarding “move on from alex smith” the team already moved on from haskins, and smith has cousins money still tied to him. best case: find a mid round qb with good character and a high scieling and let him learn how a pro prepares from alex the way he helped launch Mahomes in kc before traded to dc.

  7. @lionrule

    Washington doesn’t Cousins type money tied up in Smith. If they wanted to move on from Smith, the Cap hit would be 10.8 million. The first two years of is contract were fully guaranteed. This years salary was guaranteed for injury. He has no more guaranteed money. They’d take a cap hit because guaranteed money is spread over the contracts full length even though it’s already been paid out.

  8. The NFL wants no part of the bad publicity coming their way if Washington makes the tournament. The league likely prefers a Texas team that is sure to boost the ratings in the Cowboys. Nobody wants to watch Washington play. The Alex Smith story is nice but it’s not enough to trump all the Snyder allegations. And the tournament ALREADY HAS THEIR NY TEAM IN WITH BUFFALO. So the New Jersey Giants are not needed & nobody wants to watch them as well. This will also push a major storyline until next season….the Hertz promotion & where will Wentz land? INDY obviously to reconnect with Frank Reich. Just watch carefully all the killer flags, terrible calls, ridiculous turnovers & questionable coaching throughout these NFC EAST games all to get DALLAS IN & WASHINGTON OUT.

  9. The Eagles are a bad team, and they have ruled out NINE starters, including their best RB. Rookie Bret Toth will be making his first start at OT across from Chase Young, slowpoke turnstile Matt Pryor starts at the other OT, and Jalen Hurts will probably not even have time to make his usual single read before taking off running. WFT should win this game easily.

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