- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 3, 2021

ASHBURN — The Washington Football Team got a number of players back for Tuesday’s practice when tackle Cornelius Lucas was activated off the COVID-19 reserve list, safety Deshazor Everett (non-football illness) passed his physical, and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen returned after minor hamstring tightness.

The additions are much welcomed for Washington, which has been down a few players because of COVID-19 and other factors.

Though Lucas was activated, the right tackle was still working on his conditioning and did not participate in team drills.

The team now has six players on the COVID-19 list, but another — defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis — could soon be activated as he is out of quarantine and has worked to the side with trainers. Unvaccinated players who land on the COVID-19 list and are deemed close contacts can return after five days in isolation.

Ioannidis’ wife said on Instagram that her husband did not test positive for the virus, implying that he was deemed a close contact.

Washington began its first padded practice Tuesday.

Besides those on the COVID-19 list, the only other significant absence for Washington was quarterback Kyle Allen, who is day-to-day with an ankle injury. Over the weekend, Allen aggravated the “bad ankle” that he broke last season, coach Ron Rivera said.

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