3 gifts on the Washington Football Team’s wishlist this Christmas
By Jerry Trotta
2. A somewhat-healthy roster
PLEASE, Santa. Anything but another COVID-19 outbreak.
Washington already got some big news on the COVID front when it was reported they activated Taylor Heinicke on Thursday. With all due respect to Garrett Gilbert, who did as well as anyone could’ve hoped against the Eagles four days after signing, but Heinicke’s return should help jumpstart the offense.
With that said, Washington is still down some key pieces. Kendall Fuller, the team’s top corner, is unvaccinated and might not be cleared in time for Sunday’s season-defining game against Dallas.
The likes of Kamren Curl, Brandon Scherff, and Cole Holcomb, who just landed on the list on Wednesday, are still awaiting clearance, too.
Finally, we get to the injury side of things.
Landon Collins (foot), William Jackson (knee) and Antonio Gibson (knee) were all non-participants in Wednesday’s practice. While it’s expected that Gibson, who played through his injury Tuesday night, will be out there, Washington can kiss their chances of beating Dallas goodbye if Collins and Jackson can’t make it back.
Let’s hope Santa comes bearing gifts for Washington this Christmas, because this club could use some good fortune in the health department.
Even if they don’t make the playoffs, all we want is this roster to get through the remaining three games with a clean bill of health.