The Washington Football Team has announced a few roster moves during my vacation. The first move was placing recently-signed TE Logan Thomas on the newly-created Reserve/COVID-19 list. Players can be placed on this list if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or if they have been in contact with someone who is, or is believed to be, positive for the virus. There have been no reports indicating which qualifier has landed Thomas on this list. He will likely be quarantined for two weeks, and return to the team once he has passed the required testing. Logan Thomas is the first Washington player to land on the list. However, one Washington player had previously opted out for the 2020 season, DL Caleb Brantley.
We have placed TE Logan Thomas on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 29, 2020
The return to play protocol for players who end up on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. pic.twitter.com/j7GHPX7duE— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) July 29, 2020
On Thursday the Washington Football Team announced they had claimed CB Ryan Lewis off of waivers. Lewis was released by the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. Washington currently is #2 on the waivers priority list, only behind the Cincinnati Bengals, putting them in a good position if they are interested in a released player.
We have claimed CB Ryan Lewis off of waivers.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 30, 2020
CB Ryan Lewis, claimed by Washington yesterday, was a popular player on waivers as both the Giants and Panthers tried to claim him as well.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 31, 2020
FB John Lovett, claimed by the Packers, was also on the 49ers’ radar as they attempted to claim the former Chief.
Ryan Lewis (6’, 195 lbs) was an undrafted free agent from Pittsburgh who was signed by the Arizona Cardinals after the 2017 NFL draft. He spent time on the Cardinals and New England Patriots practice squads during his rookie year. He was on the Buffalo Bills practice squad and 53-man roster the following year. In 2019, he played for the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins. He was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring in December, and his time with the Dolphins ended this week.
Ryan Lewis has been active for 20 games over the last two seasons. He has 43 tackles, 1 interception, and 8 passes defended in his 3 year career. He joins a Washington team that will be revamping its secondary this season with new coaches and players. 2019 starters Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar are gone. Fabian Moreau enters the final year of his rookie contract looking to prove he can handle a bigger role. Kendall Fuller has returned to the team, and Ronald Darby was also signed in free agency. And then you have a handful of young players trying to earn a spot. Lewis seems destined for a practice squad spot or a return to the waiver wire.