The Washington Redskins made several role moves On Wednesday, he signs four players and puts three more in the wounded reserve.
The first noteworthy move took place on Tuesday evening, when the Redskins signed their new reserve quarterback, Josh Johnson.
Johnson would have been the quarterback of the San Diego fleet in the Alliance of American football, and was just drafted as the no. 1 in the draft quarterback of the AAF last week. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and has played professional football for over 10 teams. The last time he saw the action in a NFL regular season game in 2013 for the Cincinnati Bengals. According to Mike Garafolo, Johnson was with the first Redskins coach Jay Gruden during his stay in Cincinnati and Tampa Bay, so he has a certain familiarity with Gruden and how he loves to run his crime.
Washington also signed the defensive end Marcus Smith, offensive guard Zac Kerin and center Demetrius Rhaney.
Smith was recently with the Seattle Seahawks, but was cut off at the start of this year on August 17th. Originally it was drafted at number 26 by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2014 NFL Draft, but it never emerged in the first-round talent the Eagles assumed to be. He played in only 37 games for the Eagles in three seasons, recording a total of 16 total tackles and four bags. IIn the summer of 2017, the Seahawks decided to sign Smith, and eventually became a part of their defensive rotation. In 14 games like Seahawk, he recorded nine total tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Kerin has spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions, the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons. He last saw the action in 2017 for Lions in the third week. Rhaney spent time with the Redskins last year, but was released in September as part of the last rounds of the session before the start of the season. He also spent time with Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.
These acquisitions of offensive lines were made later Jonathan Cooper Monday night he tore his biceps in the first quarter of the Redskins match with the Philadelphia Eagles. His The end-of-season injury is the fourth quest over the Washington offensive front. Geron Christian, Brandon Scherff is Shawn Lauvao they were all excluded for the season with various ailments.
Along with Cooper, the Redskins also decided to put a cornerback Quinton Dunbar and large receiver Trey Quinn on the wounded reserve.
These are quite surprising moves, as both players were listed as questionable for the Redskins game with the Eagles at the start of this week. Dunbar had been in and out of line for the past two weeks to deal with a crushed nerve in the leg and shin area. He was not able to train last week, but Washington hoped he would be able to play with the rest. Unfortunately it was not so, and the Redskins decided to close it for the rest of the season. Quinn had suffered an ankle injury, and played an important role for the "Skins in their Thanksgiving loss at the Dallas Cowboys", bringing a punt into the red zone and then scoring the touchdown to block the drive.