RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — After discussions between the NFL and NFLPA about the surge of COVID-19 cases among teams slated to play this weekend, it was announced that three upcoming games will be postponed — including the Washington Football Team’s.
In July, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams they would not be rescheduling any games this year, but the recent omicron variant and the fear of active spread among players contributed to this decision. Last season the NFL cancelled a total of 15 games.
Washington’s game against Philadelphia is just one of three that were scheduled for the weekend and will now be taking place early next week. The game between the Raiders and Browns will now take place Monday, Dec. 20 and the game between the Seahawks and Rams will now take place Tuesday, Dec. 21.
*The Associated Press contributed to this report