Five Washington football players who need preseason to make the roster

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 21: Detail view of American football on field during the game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carolina defeats Philadelphia 21-17. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Just like all other NFL teams, the Washington football squad will be experiencing the effects of COVID-19 through the protocol changes made by the NFLPA.

The Washington football team has had a hectic offseason, filled with questions both on and off the field, and the hope is that once the team gets back to football, those questions will fade. But as of now, there are still some situations that remain to be settled.

Yesterday, it was revealed by NFL insider Adam Schefter that the NFL and NFLPA were nearing an agreement on health protocols, in order to proceed with a 2020 season, as planned. However, this progress demanded a concession from the NFL, that there would be no preseason games in 2020.

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The lack of a preseason somewhat mitigates the risk for viral transmission for players, but it also raises important questions for roster hopefuls across the league. If the roster sizes are not increased to compensate, which Washington football players will be impacted detrimentally by these changes?

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