By Harry Allison
Washington put quarterback Alex Smith on the physically unable to perform list on the eve of training camp.
A physical showed Smith’s right leg has medically recovered 20 months after he broke the fibula and tibia in it during a game. But the 36-year-old veteran hasn’t been fully cleared for practices, contact or full football activity.
Putting Smith on the PUP list allows the organization’s medical staff to monitor his progress.
Smith told ESPN last week that he has been cleared by his surgical team to resume football activities.
“Everyone was in agreement that my bone was in a really good place,” Smith told ESPN. “I had healed a lot. They said that given the combination of the rod and where I was with the healing process, I had zero limitations and could even resume some football activities.”