Fuller was slated to start in his return to Washington, which drafted him in the third round out of Virginia Tech in 2016 before trading him to the Kansas City Chiefs as part of the deal for quarterback Alex Smith. After Washington missed on wide receiver Amari Cooper, Fuller became the team’s main offseason acquisition, signing a four-year, $40 million contract. If Fuller is absent, Washington’s cornerback pairing will be fellow free agent signee Ronald Darby and Fabian Moreau. Jimmy Moreland will step into the slot role in sub packages.
The Eagles will test Washington’s secondary. Despite veteran Alshon Jeffery’s absence, the Eagles still boast capable pass catchers in DeSean Jackson, Greg Ward Jr. and rookie Jalen Reagor, who looks to be active despite some fear he might not play because of a shoulder injury.
Also for Washington, linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. (calf) was ruled out and offensive lineman Saahdiq Charles (calf) is considered questionable. Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (knee) and wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (concussion) came off the injury report.