ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed tight end Rob Myers and defensive end Doug Worthington to their active roster. They also signed tight end Schuylar Oordt and safety Michael Hamlin to their practice squad and waived tight end Dominique Byrd.
Myers (6-4, 239) was originally signed by the New York Jets as a college free agent on April 30, 2009, before being waived on May 29. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 8, before being waived on Sept. 5 and signing with their practice squad a day later. He was waived by the Eagles on Sept. 24. He signed with the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Nov. 3, where he remained for the rest of the season. Myers was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Jan. 13, 2010, before being waived on Sept. 4. He signed with the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad on Sept. 13, before being waived on Oct. 1. Myers signed with the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad on Oct. 26, where he remained for the rest of the season. He was waived by the Colts on Aug. 8, 2011. Myers was signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on Nov. 15.
Myers played collegiately at Utah State where he amassed 31 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns despite missing his entire senior season because of a toe injury. As a junior in 2007, Myers had 21 receptions for 320 yards with three touchdowns and led all tight ends in yards per reception with 15.2. His season was highlighted by being named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week, following his career-best outing of 117 yards on four catches with two touchdowns in a win at New Mexico State on Nov. 21.
He was born on Apr. 9, 1986, in Dallas and attended Bellaire High School in Houston.
Worthington (6-5, 292) was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft (242nd overall). He was released on Sept. 4 and signed with their practice squad on Sept. 6, before being released a day later. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad on Nov. 3, 2010, before signing to their active roster on Dec. 29. He was waived by the Buccaneers on Aug. 5, 2011, before the Redskins claimed him off waivers on Aug. 8. He was waived on Sept. 3, before signing with the Redskins’ practice squad on Sept. 5.
Worthington played collegiately at Ohio State and started in 35 career games on the Buckeyes’ defensive line. He recorded 103 career tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four sacks. As a senior, he played in 13 games and finished with 42 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks. Worthington was named honorable mention All-Big Ten his senior year.
Worthington was born Aug. 10, 1987 in Buffalo, N.Y. and attended St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, N.Y.
Oordt (6-6, 261) was originally signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent and spent part of the 2011 season as part of the Jaguars’ practice squad. He played collegiately at the University of Northern Iowa. Oordt concluded his collegiate career with 66 catches for 1,229 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 18.6 yards per catch from 2007-10. He was a second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection as a junior in 2009 and an honorable mention pick in 2010.
Hamlin, (6-2, 207) was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft and spent time with both the Jaguars and Colts before joining the Redskins. He played collegiately at Clemson where the Tigers’ defensive captain started 43 games, the most by a defensive back in school history. His 14 interceptions rank third in school annals and his 243 yards gained on interception returns rank second. He also ranks second in school history with 18 takeaways.
Byrd was signed on Oct. 26. He played in two games with the Redskins (Weeks 14-15). He was in his third NFL season and the first with the Redskins. Byrd was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of USC.
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