The Washington Football Team made it official today, Landon Collins has been placed on injured reserve. Collins suffered an Achilles injury on Sunday, and it was immediately clear that it was a severe injury. Collins was carted off the sidelines and was seen grabbing the back of his ankle. He told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he heard a pop when it happened and he couldn’t feel his foot. Collins also told her that he will be having surgery on Monday.
We have placed S Landon Collins on the Reserve/Injured List.https://t.co/RCy1ZQJvO9— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 27, 2020
Washington signed safety Jeremy Reaves from practice squad in the corresponding roster move. Reaves has been with the team since 2018 when he was signed to the practice squad after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles. He has made the active roster every year he’s been with the team, starting off the last two years on the practice squad. Reaves started 3 games last season.
Washington is reportedly leaving all options open for safety now that Collins is out. Kamren Curl, a 7th round rookie from Arkansas has been getting a lot of attention since training camp. He was playing almost 30% of the defensive snaps going into last week, but played 70% after Collins went down. Washington likes Deshazor Everett at free safety and didn’t want to move him to strong during the game. If the team stays with their in house options, Everett and Curl will likely be the starting safeties with Troy Apke and Jeremy Reaves backing them up.
The team could also look at the free agents that are currently available, and trades are also an option until Tuesday’s deadline. The first name that naturally comes up is Eric Reid. He played for the Panthers last season, and Rivera spoke highly of him this year. He said Reid wouldn’t fit with Collins in the starting role, but now that Collins is done, that has changed. Other names that have been mentioned are HaHa Clinton-Dix, Reshad Jones, and TJ Ward.
Washington Football will consider “all” options for safety help, a source tells me. With Landon Collins out and a real chance to win the NFC East, everything is on the table.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 26, 2020