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Smith makes Washington roster 22 months since breaking leg

Steven Montez, Alex Smith, Kyle Allen, Dwayne Haskins Jr.
Posted at 5:05 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 20:01:10-04

Alex Smith has made Washington's initial 53-man roster 22 months since breaking two bones in his right leg.

Coach Ron Rivera says the veteran quarterback is on the team and there's no plan to put Smith on injured reserve.

Smith may even be Dwayne Haskins' backup Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles after participating in full 11-on-11 drills at practice in recent days.

Rivera says Smith has been fully cleared for contact and everything else but hasn't gotten hit by teammates during practice.

The first-year Washington coach is confident Smith could play against Philadelphia if called upon.