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Washington places Daron Payne on COVID-19 list

There’s another one in Washington. The Football Team announced Sunday that defensive tackle Daron Payne has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Payne is Washington’s seventh player to go on the COVID list in the last few days. The club already had placed offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, offensive lineman David Sharpe, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, [more]

It’s more clear than ever that unvaccinated players are at risk of getting cut

Even before the July 22 memo from the NFL that raised the possibility of forfeits due to outbreaks among unvaccinated players and staff, the risks of choosing not to be vaccinated for NFL players were clear. The July 22 memo served only to underscore the reality that teams have an incentive to include unvaccinated players [more]

Washington claims Ross Reynolds off waivers

Washington placed offensive linemen Brandon Scherff and David Sharpe on the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday. That necessitated the need for an offensive lineman. Washington claimed offensive lineman Ross Reynolds off waivers from the Dolphins, the team announced. Reynolds signed with the Dolphins on Thursday to take D.J. Fluker‘s roster spot. Miami cut Reynolds on Friday. [more]

Ron Rivera hopes players will consider his immune deficiency and get the vaccine

Two players went on the COVID-19 reserve list on the Washington Football Team today, which brought renewed attention to Washington’s status as the team with the most unvaccinated players in the NFL. Washington coach Ron Rivera, who was treated for cancer last year, is hoping players will consider that his immune system remains weakened when [more]

Washington placing Brandon Scherff and David Sharpe on COVID-19 list

Washington will put two more players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday. Head coach Ron Rivera told reporters after Saturday’s practice that offensive linemen Brandon Scherff and David Sharpe are both headed to the COVID-19 list. That will give the Football Team six players total on the list: Scherff, Sharpe, offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas, receiver [more]

Steelers sign Marcus Baugh, waive Dax Raymond with injury designation

The Steelers signed tight end Marcus Baugh, the team announced Friday. The team waived tight end Dax Raymond with an injury designation in a corresponding move. Washington cut Baugh on May 10. He appeared in eight games for Washington last season with one start. He played 79 offensive snaps and 28 special teams snaps, making [more]

Brandon Scherff “very confident” he’ll do a long-term deal in Washington

Washington guard Brandon Scherff is playing his second consecutive season on the one-year franchise tag, but he says the inability to reach a long-term deal so far is not an indication that he won’t get a deal done with the team eventually. Scherff said today that although he’s only under contract for 2021, he’s confident [more]

Ron Rivera not a fan of training camp fights, hopes players learn from them

Some fights broke out on the practice field at Washington’s training camp today, and coach Ron Rivera made a point of addressing the matter with his players. Rivera said he wants his players to know that if they fight in a game they can get penalized, fined, suspended or injured, and so he doesn’t want [more]

Players in international development program will wear their countries’ flags in the preseason

Fourteen players on training camp rosters are part of the NFL’s international development program, which aims to promote American football abroad by giving opportunities to players from overseas. This year, those players will be easy to identify during the preseason. The NFL will have those 14 players wear helmet decals of their countries’ flags during [more]

Ron Rivera: Guys can learn from Ryan Fitzpatrick’s confidence

During the offseason, Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said that he tries to “ooze confidence” in hopes that it will trickle down to other members of the team. Washington head coach Ron Rivera discussed how Fitzpatrick’s confidence manifests itself in practice. He was asked about Taylor Heinicke providing competition for Fitzpatrick and said that Fitzpatrick’s reaction [more]

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes again sit atop player retail sales rankings

It’s Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Or Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. For 12 consecutive quarters, dating to October 2018, either Brady or Mahomes has led in NFL player retail sales. Brady is first on the top-50 list, released Thursday by the NFLPA, and Mahomes is second from preseason results dating March 1 to May [more]

Washington signs Nick Guggemos and Justus Reed

The Washington Football Team added a pair of players to their roster on Thursday morning. The team announced that they have signed tight end Nick Guggemos and defensive end Justus Reed. Guggemos was wide receiver and a track and field athlete at the University of St. Thomas, but didn’t see much of the field due [more]

T.J. Ward chastises Ron Rivera for wanting his players to get vaccinated

Washington coach Ron Rivera survived cancer last year. With so many of his players refusing to get vaccinated against COVID, Rivera (who is at risk of serious complications given his cancer battle), is understandably frustrated. Former NFL safety T.J. Ward expressed no sympathy for Rivera on social media. “Just park the Riverboat,” Ward said. “His [more]

Washington signing former Bears, XFL defensive end Bunmi Rotimi

The Washington Football Team is signing defensive end Bunmi Rotimi, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com. Rotimi, 26, spent time with the Chicago Bears and played in the XFL as a member of the New York Guardians of the XFL. Rotimi played his college football at Old Dominion and went undrafted in 2017. He was [more]

Curtis Samuel to PUP list, Cornelius Lucas to COVID list in Washington

The Washington Football Team made a number of roster moves on Tuesday, including one that leaves one of their biggest offseason acquisitions unable to practice. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Samuel signed with the team as a free agent this offseason and will not be eligible [more]

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