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Washington Signs QB to Practice Squad After Ryan Fitzpatrick Injury

David Kaestle
Washington signs Kyle Shurmer after Ryan Fitzpatrick Injury.
Washington signs Kyle Shurmer after Ryan Fitzpatrick Injury. / Rob Carr/Getty Images
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With Ryan Fitzpatrick now under center, the Washington Football Team came into the 2021 season looking to repeat as NFC East champs. Unfortunately, in their Week 1 game, Fitzpatrick suffered a serious injury.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Injury Update

Fitzpatrick is expected to be out an extended period of time. While the exact timetable is not yet known, Washington had to make a move to bring in someone else to make sure it didn't fall short on QBs should another injury occur.

Kyle Shurmur NFL

Washington announced Monday that it is signing QB Kyle Shurmur to its practice squad.

Shurmer has never played in a NFL game, but has previously been on the practice squads of both the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.

Surely Washington hopes it will never truly need Shurmer to start a game, and that Fitzpatrick will get back as quickly as possible, but it is good that the team is being proactive.


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