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Ron Rivera Presser: Alex Smith was kept in the game out of an abundance of caution...for Kyle Allen

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after today’s game

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Washington Football Team Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Ron Rivera said that the Washington Football Team will keep Kyle Allen as the starter next week if he’s healthy. Allen left the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jalen Ramsey and was evaluated for an arm injury. He was cleared for return after halftime, but Alex Smith remained in for the rest of the game. Rivera said he kept Allen out so he didn’t get hurt again, but Alex Smith was abused by the Rams defense for the rest of the game.

Rivera said that Smith was pretty good, and he stood tall in his first game back from breaking his leg two years ago. It was good to see him take the first sack, and it showed that he could after not getting hit in practice. Rivera said that Kyle handled himself pretty well, and led the team down the field for an early lead before getting injured.

Washington’s third down defense was a major issue once again. The team played from behind early, and couldn’t come back. They were careful with Chase Young returning from a groin injury, and didn’t push him too hard today. Washington needs a win after losing their 4th straight. They are still tied for 2nd place in the NFC East...

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