Alex Smith is expected to start on Sunday night

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The Washington Football Team listed quarterback Alex Smith as questionable on Friday’s injury report and head coach Ron Rivera said the team liked how he looked in the final practice of the week.

Rivera and company are reportedly feeling good enough to put Smith back in the lineup. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Washington plans to start Smith against the Eagles as they try for a win that will make them NFC East champions.

Smith has missed the last two games with a calf injury. Dwayne Haskins started in his place, but was replaced by Taylor Heinicke in last weekend’s loss and cut from the roster earlier this week.

Heinicke and Steven Montez are on hand as other options should Smith’s condition take a turn for the worse, but it appears they’ll be rolling with their favored quarterback to close out the regular season.

10 responses to “Alex Smith is expected to start on Sunday night

  1. That’s good news for Washington and bad news for the rest of the NFC East hoping for a WFT loss. Smith gives them their best shot.

  2. As a Giants fan I think that by 4pm tomorrow I’ll likely have very little rooting interest in the WAS/PHI game. With that said, Id rather see Smith and Ron Rivera make the playoffs than the Cowboys.

  3. I’m a Cowboys homer and a Dalton fan, but I would love to see Smith make it back to the playoffs. He’s helped make two teams into contenders (playoffs with SF and Chiefs) and never quite got the full reward in either place. It’s great to see him fighting on and getting back to this point (and hopefully beyond).

    So go Cowboys earlier in the day and go Smith and WFT in the late slot!

  4. It sure does sound like everything is breaking the Skins way…Heck even Philly is resting starters who are currently hurts…to not exacerbate the injury…

    When our old name was offensive…we’d lose this game 100% of the time…it was our curse…let’s see if karma is real!!!

  5. I love Alex Smith and am enjoying his comeback. it’s obvious he is still very limited throwing the ball, but sometimes all you need at QB is a guy who knows how to be a pro and limit mistakes. I think it’s great they are giving him this opportunity.

  6. Go Skins, er, Washington Football Team! And GO ALEX! What a warrior and what a wonderful guy, too. He deserves that gorgeous wife of his, and also deserves to make the playoffs. Sure hope they do it tonight….

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