October 22, 2020

Washington Redskins announce roster moves

The Washington Redskins announced via press release on Monday several roster moves.

The team signed unrestricted free agent lineman Kory Lichtensteiger, restricted free agents LB Rob Jackson, TE Logan Paulson, LS Nick Sundberg and Darrel Young, veteran free agent T Tony Pashos, tendered NT Chris Baker and terminated the contract of CB DeAngelo Hall.

From the press release:

Lichtensteiger, 27, started all 16 regular season games and one postseason game for Washington in 2012, just one season removed from a season-ending ACL injury suffered in Week 6 of the 2011 season. His play earned him the team’s Ed Block Courage Award, given annually to a player who displays extraordinary courage in the face of adversity. He was part of a unit that helped the Redskins to 2,709 rushing yards in 2012, setting a team record and giving Washington its first league rushing title since 1933. Lichtensteiger (6-2, 284) entered the NFL as a fourth round pick (108th overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 2008 NFL Draft before joining the Redskins as a free agent prior to the 2010 season. He has appeared in 53 career games with 35 starts, including 37 games played and 35 starts with Washington.

Jackson, 27, started 14 regular season games and one postseason contest for the Redskins in 2012 and set career highs in sacks (4.5), interceptions (four) and interceptions returned for touchdowns (one). His four interceptions were tied for second-most on the team and helped the Redskins’ linebackers to 10 interceptions on the season, the most by a linebacker corps in team history. Originally selected by the Redskins in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Jackson (6-4, 266) has appeared in 42 career games, all with Washington.

Paulsen, 26, set career highs in receptions (25) and receiving yards (308) in 2012. He appeared in all 16 of the team’s regular season games with 10 starts and also started the team’s postseason game against Seattle, catching a four-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Paulsen (6-5, 261) has appeared in 43 career games with 16 starts, all with Washington, since entering the NFL as a college free agent with the Redskins prior to the 2010 season.

Sundberg, 25, snapped in eight regular season games and one postseason game for the Redskins in 2012. Sundberg’s play became national news after Week 1, in which he continued to snap in Washington’s 40-32 win at New Orleans despite suffering a broken left arm. Washington finished the year 8-0 in regular season games in which Sundberg played. Sundberg (6-0, 251) has appeared in 40 games with Washington since joining the team prior to the 2010 season.

Young, 25, was a vital piece of Washington’s offensive attack that became the first in NFL history to register 3,400 passing yards and 2,700 rushing yards in a season in 2012. He played in 16 games with eight starts in 2012, rushing 14 times for 60 yards and catching eight passes for 109 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He helped block for running back Alfred Morris’ team-record 1,613 rushing yards and Robert Griffin III’s 815 rushing yards, the most by a rookie quarterback in league history. Young (5-11, 251) originally entered the NFL as a college free agent linebacker with Washington prior to the 2009 season. He has appeared in 45 career games with 16 starts, all with Washington.

Pashos (PAH-shos) was originally drafted out of Illinois by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (173rd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 92 career games with 70 starts. From 2003-06, he played in 38 games with 23 starts at right tackle for Baltimore. In 2006, he helped Baltimore allow 17 sacks, second-fewest in the NFL.

Pashos signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 2, 2007. He started 15 games at right tackle in 2007, helping Jacksonville rank first in the AFC in rushing (2,391 yards). In 2008, he did not miss an offensive snap for Jacksonville, starting all 16 games and two postseason contests.

Pashos was released by Jacksonville on Sept. 6, 2009, before signing with the San Francisco 49ers a day later. In 2009, with San Francisco, Pashos appeared in five games before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Oct. 26. On March 7, 2010, he signed with the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent, appearing in 18 games with 15 starts at right tackle for Cleveland during the 2010-11 seasons.

Pashos, 32, played collegiately at Illinois where he started in 47 games at right tackle and was named first-team All-Big Ten twice.

Pashos was born on Aug. 3, 1980, in Palos Heights, Ill. He attended Lockport (Ill.) H.S. and was a second-team all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune.

Baker, 25, played in 14 regular seasons games plus one postseason game with Washington in 2012. Coaches credited him with 26 tackles (14 solo), four quarterback pressures and one pass defensed. Baker (6-2, 333) joined the Redskins as a free agent during the 2011 season after entering the NFL as a college free agent in 2009.

Hall, 29, played five seasons (2008-12) with the Redskins, appearing in 68 regular season games with 63 starts and registered 19 interceptions. He started all 16 regular season games in 2012, finishing with 115 tackles (89 solo), including six for loss, 16 passes defensed, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and one sack.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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