UPDATE: Officially official and Ross Pierschbacher will also be elevated from the practice squad
We have activated WR Steven Sims Jr. from the Reserve/Injured list.https://t.co/76Q1AFvvI5— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 7, 2020
UPDATE: Nate Orchard will be waived to make room on the 53-man roster for Steven Sims Jr.
To clear room for WR Steven Sims, Washington will waive DE Nate Orchard, per person with the knowledge of the situation.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) November 7, 2020
After many, many tryouts, he signed here late last season and had a breakout game against Carolina.https://t.co/P6ekYYdtR5
The Washington Football Team will reportedly activate WR Steven Sims Jr. from injured reserve today. Sims was placed on IR on October 9th with a toe injury that he suffered in week 2. He returned to practice this week and was unofficially a full participant every day. Sims looked ready to return to the field, and it seemed like a lock that he would be activated.
Washington has been scrambling at wide receiver over the last month. Terry McLaurin has been the only steady presence, and they have been bringing up practice squad players to fill the position. Undrafted rookie Isaiah Wright missed the last game, but looks like he will also be available tomorrow vs the Giants. Wright took over the slot role for Sims while he was out. Dontrelle Inman is doubtful this week, so that will cause more changes in the lineup.
Washington will activate slot receiver Steven Sims, Jr., off the injured reserve list per source, adding what they hope is another weapon to diversify the offense. In three games before going on IR with a toe injury, Sims had caught six passes for 100... https://t.co/8EDP7KJVGu— John Keim (@john_keim) November 7, 2020
Washington will also have practice squad WR Jeff Badet available this week. He was elevated from the practice squad, the second (and final) time he can be added without getting signed.
Washington also elevating WR Jeff Badet from the practice squad for Sunday's game, per source.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) November 7, 2020
In other roster news this week, Washington signed LB Justin Phillips to the practice squad.
Washington has signed LB Justin Phillips to the practice squad, per the team.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) November 5, 2020
Phillips, 25, has spent time in Dallas and Las Vegas/Oakland. He played four games for the Raiders last season and had four tackles. He's from south of Houston and attended Oklahoma State.
Washington also protected 4 players from the practice squad. Jeff Badet was one of the players protected, and he was also elevated. Washington only chose to elevate one player this week, the maximum is two.