When will Washington vs. Eagles be played? NFL postpones game amid WFT’s COVID concerns

Washington has been one of several teams hit by a wave of positive COVID-19 tests this week.

WFT has already placed more than 20 players on its COVID roster, greatly reducing the depth of the team heading into a pivotal Week 15 matchup against the Eagles. But Washington is not alone, and the number of high COVID cases in the NFL has led the league to consider postponing several games.

The league has reportedly already made the decision to postpone Saturday’s game between the Browns and the Raiders until Monday. Could the NFL now keep moving other games, like Washington vs. Philadelphia, to wait until the positive case counts decline?

Sporting News is tracking the latest updates on the Washington vs. Philadelphia, and will keep this post updated with the latest details.

Washington-Eagles Live Updates

NFL Officials Postponement; game to be held on Fox

The league has officially announced that the game will be delayed. It is scheduled to air on Fox at 7 p.m. ET, at the same time as the Rams-Seahawks game.

Washington-Eagles expected to move to Tuesday

(December 17): Now it appears that a movement could be approaching official status. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Washington-Philadelphia game will be delayed until Tuesday with a start time of 7 pm ET.

Tuesday could be an option for the Washington-Eagles

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that there is a possibility that the matchup will carry over to Tuesday, making it one of several games that could be delayed. The Rams-Seahawks clash is another game the league considers to be withdrawn on Sunday.

Taylor Heinicke included in the COVID list

Washington will be left without its starting quarterback after Taylor Heinicke was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. That could force Washington to have to turn to Garrett Gilbert at QB after the team signed him out of New England’s practice squad this week.

Washington reserve quarterback tests positive for COVID

Washington backup quarterback Kyle Allen was added to the team’s COVID roster. This left Washington without a backup quarterback and put the position in serious doubt for Sunday after Heinicke was injured during the team’s Week 14 game.