With Taylor Heinicke back, Washington cuts Jordan Ta’amu

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The Washington Football Team signed quarterback Jordan Ta’amu to their practice squad amid last week’s COVID-19 outbreak, but they no longer have a need for his services.

Washington announced that they have cut Ta’amu. Taylor Heinicke was activated off of the COVID-19 reserve list earlier in the day and Kyle Allen is also getting close to the end of his 10-day isolation period after a positive test.

Garrett Gilbert, who started Tuesday’s loss to the Eagles, remains on the active roster and Kyle Shurmur is still on the practice squad, so Washington has other backup options in the event Allen is not cleared.

Ta’amu spent offseason and practice squad time with the Chiefs and Lions the last two years, but his only professional regular season action came in the XFL.

4 responses to “With Taylor Heinicke back, Washington cuts Jordan Ta’amu

  1. onereasonableman says:
    December 23, 2021 at 11:26 am

    It’s a cold business…


    On the other hand, he got paid 20K (whatever min) to read a book and do basically nothing of importance for 5 or so days. Free money (if vaccinated and negative) Sign me up !

    PS: Garrett Gilbert looked like a really good option for being a career #2. If the WFT doesn’t keep him, someone will scoop him up.

  2. Life is tough for players on the bubble. They all need regular jobs to keep a roof over their heads, but they need jobs that allow them to stop working at a moment’s notice to keep trying out for teams.

    IT’s difficult given that most of those guys will never be on an active roster.

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