Garnett, 26, retired from the NFL on Tuesday, according to the team. The 6-foot-5 offensive lineman appeared in three games for Washington this season and had been prompted from the practice squad to the active roster.
Garnett had missed Sunday’s game with an illness, but his retirement still came by surprise.
Washington signed Garnett — a 2016 first-rounder — in late August. The Stanford product had been out of the NFL as the San Francisco 49ers, the team that drafted him, released Garnett prior to the 2019 season.
With San Francisco, Garnett dealt with a myriad of injuries. He landed on injured reserve in 2017 with a knee injury and then dealt with toe and shoulder injuries the following season.
Garnett appeared in a total of 25 games.
In a corresponding move, Washington activated defensive lineman Casey Toohill to its 53-man roster. Toohill, a 2020 seventh-round draft pick out of Stanford, was claimed off waivers after the Philadelphia Eagles released him last week. Toohill was activated once he completed the league’s mandatory six days of pre-entry COVID-19 testing.
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