Washington QB Kyle Allen, CB Kendall Fuller among activations off COVID-19 list

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The Washington Football Team's defense received reinforcements Friday as the team activated CB Kendall Fuller and safety Kam Curl from the reserve/concentration list.

Kyle Allen and Milo Eifler were taken off the list. Washington has only five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, one week after it had 23.

Washington is one game behind Minnesota, New Orleans and Philadelphia in the race for the final playoff spot. The Eagles and Saints defeated Washington.

Cornerback William Jackson III and safety/linebacker Landon Collins both missed practice Thursday, so getting Curl and Fuller back will help.

Linebacker Cole Holcomb and guard Brandon Scherff are still on the reserve list. Two days before Holcomb, Scherff was placed on the list. If Holcomb can't play, Washington needs another signal-caller on defense. Jamin Davis, the 19th overall pick, has mostly been working on the outside.

The Cowboys offense ranks sixth in passing yards per game. Washington has played more zone in the second half of the season, which has been good for Fuller. Curl has been one of Washington's most consistent defenders, with his ability to cover running backs and tight ends.

Washington lost to Philadelphia on Tuesday when Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for

Washington's three-safety alignment with Curl, Collins and Bobby McCain was key during the team's four-game winning streak.

Heinicke was activated by Washington on Thursday. They had to sit out.