The Washington Football Team won’t have any tryout players at its rookie minicamp this weekend after one of them tested positive for COVID-19, a source with knowledge of the situation said.
The team planned on trying out only five players — the maximum allowed under league rules. Before the pandemic, teams would try out between 25 to 30 players, but the NFL severely cut down on the amount to limit capacity.
The tryouts consist mostly of unsigned, undrafted rookies, though there are exceptions. The Houston Texans, for example, are bringing in veteran safety and former Washington starter Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on a tryout during their rookie minicamp this year.
A source said Washington was acting out of caution in not letting the other four still try out.
Washington will now only have 16 players at this year’s minicamp, which begins Friday and runs until Sunday. The team plans to have all 10 of its draft picks, recently signed undrafted running back Jaret Patterson and five other bottom-of-the-roster players looking to make an impact.
Washington’s expected minicamp roster will include:
First-round linebacker Jamin Davis
Second-round tackle Sam Cosmi
Third-round cornerback Benjamin St-Juste
Third-round wideout Dyami Davis
Fourth-round tight end John Bates
Fifth-round safety Darrick Forrest
Sixth-round long snapper Camaron Cheeseman
Seventh-round defensive end William Bradley-King
Seventh-round defensive end Shaka Toney
Seventh-round wideout Dan Milne
UDFA Jaret Patterson
Tight end Sammis Reyes
Quarterback Steven Montez
Tackle Rick Leonard
Defensive tackle Daniel Wise
Defensive lineman David Baba