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Washington Roster Moves: DE Casey Toohill joins team after clearing COVID-19 protocols; Joshua Garnett retires

Joshua, we barely knew ya

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The Washington Football Team officially has a new pass rusher. DE Casey Toohill was claimed off of waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on October 14th. He cleared the mandated six days of pre-entry COVID-19 testing, and now joins the active roster. Toohill(6’4”, 250 lbs) was a 1 year starter at Stanford(2019) and he had 57 tackles, 8 sacks, 1 pass defended, and a forced fumble.

The corresponding roster move came out of left field. Offensive lineman Joshua Garnett has decided to retire. Garnett was a 1st round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. He suffered various injuries(knee, toe, thumb) during his 3 years with the 49ers, and was released last year. He didn’t play in 2019, but was added to Washington’s practice squad after final cutdowns. Garnett was starting to get more attention recently. He was elevated to the active roster twice, and then signed to the main roster when Steven Sims Jr. went to IR 11 days ago.

Garnett was inactive last week due to the mystery illness that is going around the Washington locker room. Now he has made the decision to retire from football completely. Garnett ends his career in Washington with 1 offensive snap, and 9 snaps on special teams.