LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - The Washington Football Team announced Monday that they have placed quarterback Alex Smith on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list along with linebacker Reuben Foster.
Last week, ESPN had reported Smith was already cleared after the 36-year-old said that during an interview while filming a documentary for the network.
Later, a team spokesperson said Smith needed to pass a physical with a team doctor today before he could be cleared for football activities.
Smith hasn’t played since November 2018 when he broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. He underwent multiple surgeries in the aftermath of the injury and has since worked to get back to game action.
Washington expected 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins and former Carolina QB Kyle Allen to compete for the starting job this season under new coach Ron Rivera.
The team's previous regime acquired Smith in a trade with Kansas City in 2018 and signed him to a $94 million, four-year extension. Smith is signed through 2022.
Smith threw for 2,180 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games with Washington. During his career that included previous stops with San Francisco and Kansas City, the 2005 No. 1 pick has thrown for 34,068 yards, 193 TDs and 101 INTs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report