Washington signs Kyle Shurmur to practice squad

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Washington has brought in a quarterback — and his name is not Cam Newton.

After Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation in Sunday’s game against the Chargers, the Football Team announced on Monday that it’s signed Kyle Shurmur to the practice squad.

Shurmur — son of Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur — entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt in 2019 with the Chiefs and was on their practice squad that season. He then signed with Cincinnati’s practice squad late last year and remained with the club on a futures deal. The Bengals cut Shurmur when reducing their roster to 53 players.

In this year’s preseason, Shurmur threw for 337 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

The move signals that Washington is willing to start quarterback Taylor Heinicke while Fitzpatrick is out. After Fitzpatrick left with the injury in the second quarter, Heinicke was 11-of-15 passing for 122 yards with a touchdown. He also rushed three times for 17 yards.

Washington plays the Giants on Thursday night this week.

3 responses to “Washington signs Kyle Shurmur to practice squad

  1. Kyle was a great player on some really bad Vandy teams. He also comes from a football family. And Heinecke was a fantastic player at Old Dominion. The Football Team will be fine without a veteran QB.

  2. Agree completely about Shurmur. Found it very surprising Cincy didn’t want him as the practice squad QB. Maybe they just got burned spending a week trying to get Vikings intel with Browning. Whatever the case, the fact that Washington nabbed him so early means he was #1 on their ready list, and maybe many other teams’ too.
    (Went 4-4 in the preseason against WFT, in a very brief stint.) He will be an asset to the team, and the room.

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