August 19, 2018

Washington Redskins: More roster shuffling ahead of traveling to Atlanta

The Washington Redskins were back to work on the personnel side of the game shortly after their comeback victory over their division rival, Philadelphia Eagles. Today the Redskins announced the following roster moves today.

DE Frank Kearse‘s roller coaster of a season continues as he is signed for the third time this season after being cut the previous week. Kearse is clearly wanted on this team but has the most flexibility in his position, similar to younger baseball players having minor league options. With the fear that veteran defensive lineman Kedric Golston could be out for a significant amount of time with a hand fracture, it makes sense for the Redskins to bring back Kearse.

ILB Terrance Plummer was waived from the 53 man roster to make room for Kearse. This likely stems from the recent acquisition of Mason Foster. The team is also hopeful that starting linebacker Perry Riley can return to practice this week. Plummer will be remembered for a poor block on special teams against the Giants that led to a blocked punt and safety.

With regards to the practice squad, LB Lynden Trail and WR Issac Blakeney were signed to the 10 man squad today while LB Sage Harold, who was signed last week, was released. Blakeney, former teammates with Jamison Crowder at Duke, is an interesting prospect for the team because at 6′ 6” he is probably the tallest target the team has ever had in recent years.

The Redskins already had one spot open after promoting CB DeShazor Everett for yesterday’s game. With the filling of the practice squad, it is unlikely that Plummer is resigned or that Everett and Quinton Dunbar are demoted.

About Neil Dalal

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards, and Maryland Terrapins. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. However, he favors the Orioles, as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

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