Alex Smith, Terry McLaurin, and Antonio Gibson Questionable Saturday vs. Buccaneers
January 7Matt LaMarcaSportsGrid
The Washington Football Team could be without their top three offensive options for Saturday’s first-round playoff matchup vs. the Buccaneers. All three players were unable to practice on Wednesday, but they were able to get in limited practice sessions on Thursday.
It sounds like McLaurin and Gibson should be available, but head coach Ron Rivera seems genuinely unsure about Smith. This game being on Saturday means Smith will have one less day than usual to get ready, and Rivera said they would “see how he is tomorrow morning and go from there”.
Smith was able to suit up in a must-win Week 17 game vs. the Eagles, but he was not particularly effective in that contest. He finished with an average of just 3.50 adjusted yards per attempt and tossed an uncharacteristic two interceptions. He was also sacked three times and displayed limited mobility in the pocket. Rivera previously stated that Taylor Heinicke could rotate in at quarterback vs. the Bucs, and he reportedly took the majority of the snaps at practice on Thursday.
Washington is currently listed as a massive 8.5-point home underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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