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Quarterback Alex Smith activated by Washington, cleared for practice

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 20:47:29-04

ASHBURN, Va. -- Quarterback Alex Smith has been activated off the physically unable to perform list by Washington’s NFL team.

It is the latest step in a remarkable recovery after his right leg was broken in two places during a game nearly two years ago.

Sunday's move means that Smith now is allowed to participate in Washington’s padded practices when the team can move to that phase of training camp Tuesday.

It could make for an interesting dynamic at QB, where Washington also has Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen.

The 36-year-old Smith is signed through 2022.

He hasn’t played since November 2018.