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Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith Inactive For NFC Wild Card

Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Football Team looks on from the sidelines during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Washington Football Team ruled out former Utah Utes quarterback Alex Smith from playing in the team’s NFC Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Washington is scheduled to host Tampa Bay on Saturday, January 9.

After missing a couple of games because of a calf strain, Smith returned to the field for Washington’s season finale win in Week 17.

Smith was still struggling with the injury leading up to the NFC Wild Card and was ruled out against the Bucs on January 9.

This season, Washington owns a 5-1 record when starting Smith at quarterback.

Smith has thrown for 1,582 yards, six touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Washington is the No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs after winning its division during the regular season.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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