LANDOVER-Washington defensive end Montes Sweet will miss Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and his brother was shot and killed in Richmond a few days later. Sweat is part of the inactivity that the team was released 90 minutes before kick-off.
Sweat was previously listed as problematic, but did not practice for a whole week after discovering that his brother Anthony was murdered on Tuesday. This death is the latest tragedy in the Washington locker room, because security officer Deshazor Everett was involved in a fatal car accident late last month, and a female passenger died.
In addition to Sweat, the team is still behind among the other starters of running back Antonio Gibson and guard Eric Flowers-they were added to the COVID-19 reserve roster on Friday. There is also a new gambler in Washington, Ryan Winslow, and Tress Way has also contracted the virus.
This is the person who was not active in Washington on Sunday:
• Defensive end James Smith-Williams (ill)
• Cornerback William Jackson III (Mavericks)
• Wide receiver Curtis Samuel (hamstring)
• Linebacker Milo Eifler
• Quarterback Garrett Gilbert
• Kicker Brian Johnson