Washington had two players leave Monday's game that couldn't return due to injuries. The big one was starting rookie RB Antonio Gibson who suffered a foot injury on his second carry of the night. It was reported this morning that he has turf toe and his status for Sunday's game(and beyond) is up in the air. Gibson has been a huge part of Washington's offense, and has been improving weekly. This one hurt.
Washington only has two other running backs on the 53-man roster right now, J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber. The team tried to bring Bryce Love back from IR, but his knee wasn’t ready and he will remain there for the rest of the season.
Washington had one RB on the practice squad, Javon Leake, who was activated from the Reserve COVID-19 list a week ago. Today they have added a second one which will give them more options for this week.
Michael Warren II worked out with Washington on December 1st. He has cleared COVID-19 protocols and has now been added to the practice squad. Warren was an undrafted free agent from Cincinnati this year who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles after the draft. He signed to their practice squad after final roster cuts and was with them for the first few weeks of the season. He had a two day stint with the Carolina Panthers, but has been a free agent since October.
At Cincinnati he had two 1,200+ yard seasons. He also returned kicks his freshman year, averaging 23.1 yards per return. He immediately enters a competition with Javon Leake to be Washington's #3 RB until Antonio Gibson returns.
We have made multiple roster moves:— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 9, 2020
-Signed TE Marcus Baugh from the practice squad
-Signed RB Michael Warren to the practice squad
-Placed TE Temarrick Hemingway
on the Reserve/Injured Listhttps://t.co/ySsPj4LNxH
The other player injured on Monday was #3 TE Temarrick Hemingway. He suffered a dislocated wrist and was placed on injured reserve today. He is being replaced by the player he replaced earlier this year. Marcus Baugh was signed to the practice squad after his release, and has now re-signed to the main roster.
Washington TE Temarrick Hemingway suffered a dislocated wrist in Monday’s win over Pittsburgh and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, per source. Confirmed yesterday the anticipated promotion of TE Marcus Baugh from the practice squad.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) December 9, 2020
I promise I’m coming back better than ever. Remember this tweet ✌— Temarrick Hemingway (@Baller4LifeTH) December 8, 2020
In other roster news this week, Washington has officially signed their quarantine QB. This move was reported a week ago, but it couldn't be made official until Taylor Heinicke went through COVID-19 protocols.
We have signed QB Taylor Heinicke to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/C6fzgSucg6— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 8, 2020