Alex Smith works with first-class offense at Washington Football Team practice

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It looks like Alex Smith is on his way to a return to the field in Washington’s must-win game on Sunday night.

Smith is working in practice today with the first string offense, his first since suffering a calf injury that has forced him to miss the last two games.

After missing practice yesterday, Smith has indicated he thinks he’s close to a comeback, and it appears he’s close enough that he’s likely to be the starter against the Eagles.

Behind Smith on the depth chart will be Taylor Heinicke, who replaced Dwayne Haskins after Haskins’ benchmark last week.

If Washington beats Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football, Washington wins the NFC East. If the Eagles win, the winner of the Cowboys-Giants game Sunday afternoon wins the division.