Update: Washington made the move official on Sunday morning, announcing QB Alex Smith is activated off the active/PUP list.
Washington team makes it official…Alex Smith off PUP. pic.twitter.com/HsMiLQGP6u
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 16, 2020
Earlier in the day, Smith’s wife, Elizabeth Smith, indicated that there was good news coming for Alex.
This is really incredible news for Smith, who has worked his way back from a gruesome tibia and fibula fracture that later led to severe infection and sepsis.
Smith was cleared to resume football activity from his medical team.
Smith later explained his focus was just on practice right now and any thoughts of returning to play in a game are a way off still.
“For me, all eyes are on practice,” Smith said. “That’s the next step. I have to go prove to myself and certainly to everybody else that I can go practice.”
Smith, 36, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. After seven years in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Chiefs in 2013.
Smith was in the fourth year of his five-year, $76 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $10.8 million for the 2018 season when he was traded to Washington.
Washington and Smith later agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract that included $55 million fully guaranteed.
In 2018, Smith appeared in 10 games for Washington and completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown.