Alex Smith still needs to show 'football movement'

Chris Lingebach
July 28, 2020 - 11:23 am

Alex Smith still needs to show "football movement" before he can pass the football portion of his physical, Ron Rivera says.

The Washington Football team placed Smith on the active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Monday just days after he was cleared to return to full football activity by his personal surgical team.

Importantly, Rivera says the competition at quarterback between Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen is "going to be pure competition," noting that if Smith can pass the football portion of his physical, then he too becomes a part of the equation in that competition.

Reuben Foster was also notably added to the active/PUP list and needs to show football movement before he's cleared. Receiver Kelvin Harmon was officially added to the active/Non-Football Injury list after suffering a torn ACL while training this offseason.

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