Cam Sims elevated from practice squad to Washington Football Team’s roster
Cam Sims has been elevated to the Washington Football Team’s roster for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
During the 2020 NFL season, there are some new roster quirks in place to help teams out amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of them involves the practice squad.
As most already know, the practice squad has been expanded to 16 players for the 2020 season, but as part of the new rules, a team can promote two practice squad players to the active roster on game day to extend the unit to 55. The players are then sent back to the practice squad after the game without having to pass through waivers.
Essentially, this gives NFL teams two more players in case injuries strike or players need to be quarantined because of illnesses. And it affords the team an opportunity to have extra depth at certain positions on game day.
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Ahead of Week 1, the Washington Football Team elected to promote just one player from the practice squad to their active roster. The team added Cam Sims and explained via a press release that they added only one player so they will need just six inactive players for Sunday’s game.
That’s a sensible decision. If the team isn’t that banged up, there’s no reason for them to call up an extra body just to sit on the sidelines inactive.
It also indicates that Sims will almost certainly be active on Sunday to add depth to Washington’s unproven receiving corps. He could see action as a No. 6 receiver and it may mean that the team isn’t yet ready to trust either Antonio Gandy-Golden or Isaiah Wright in bigger roles. It will be interesting to see if the team has six receivers active or if one of those two players sits.
Washington’s strategy with these call-ups will be something to note, and it will surely tell fans a bit about the injury report each week. For now, it looks like Washington is relatively healthy outside of the injuries to Kendall Fuller and Thomas Davis.