Oct 17, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Montez Sweat (90) chases the ball carrier against the Kansas City Chiefs at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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WFT puts Montez Sweat on COVID list, Logan Thomas on IR

The Washington Football Team placed defensive end Montez Sweat on the reserve/COVID-19 list and tight end Logan Thomas on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday.

Sweat was expected to return to practice on Wednesday after missing the last four games with a fractured jaw.

He is expected to be sidelined the next 10 days because he is unvaccinated, per multiple reports. That timeline would keep him out of Washington’s home game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and likely a road contest versus the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 19. He could conceivably play against the Eagles, but would be unable to practice during the week.

Sweat, 25, has recorded 19 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles in eight games this season.

In 40 games (all starts) with Washington, Sweat has 20 sacks, 114 tackles (23 for loss) and 45 quarterback hits.

Thomas sustained a knee injury following a hit from Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue on Sunday. The move to injured reserve is the second in 2021 for Thomas, thus ending his season.

Thomas returned from a six-game absence on Thanksgiving weekend. He caught a touchdown pass on the opening drive in Las Vegas on Sunday and finished with three catches for 48 yards in Washington’s 17-15 victory.

Thomas, 30, was hurt five minutes into the fourth quarter when Ngakoue lunged at him from Thomas’ left side and hit him at the knees.

Ricky Seals-Jones played in the No. 1 tight end role when Thomas exited on Sunday.

Thomas signed a three-year, $24.1 million contract in August.

Running back Jonathan Williams was signed off the practice squad Wednesday to fill Thomas’ spot on the roster.

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