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Taylor Heinicke clears protocol, scheduled to begin Sunday


Washington football team quarterback Taylor Heinicke has cleared COVID-19 protocol and is expected to begin focusing on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. The team announced the activation of his protocol on Thursday.

The 28-year-old signal caller is expected to return to practice on Thursday, ESPN speak.

Heinicke was one of 13 players, including reserve QB Kyle Allen, and seven assistant coaches to miss Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, which was postponed due to the high number of positive cases.

Even with Heinicke’s return, the WFT still has players on COVID protocol in addition to a long list of end-of-season injuries that have drained the team.

Washington signed Garret Gilbert from the Patriots’ practice team last week to start in place of Heinicke and Allen. Gilbert completed 20 of 31 194-yard passes without a touchdown and without an intercept in the 27-17 loss.

WFT closes out the regular season with three big NFC East games. After visiting the Cowboys this Sunday, they will hold a rematch against the Eagles, before wrapping up the season in New York against the Giants.





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