Washington Redskins Make Roster Moves

The Washington Redskins had to trim their roster from 90 to 75 players on Monday by 4pm – which they did by releasing 13, trading 1, and adding another to the active/Physically unable to perform list.

Washington managed to trade former ’09 third round pick – Kevin Barnes to the Detroit Lions for a conditional draft pick, confirmed by coach Mike Shanahan. The cornerback appeared in 27 career regular season games – starting in two throughout his tenure with Washington. In somewhat of a surprise move, this is good news for rookie, Richard Crawford who’s excelled both on the outside and nickel packages.

Washington Released -

  • RB Antwon Bailey
  • OL Chris Campbell
  • RB Lennon Creer
  • QB Jonathan Crompton
  • WR Samuel Kirkland
  • WR Lance Lewis (Waived-Injured)
  • LB Monte Lewis
  • G Nick Martinez
  • TE Beau Reliford
  • CB Morgan Trent (Waived with Injury Settlement)
  • OL James Lee
  • OL Tony Moll
  • K Neil Rackers
Most notable name on that list is Neil Rackers. Graham Gano and Rackers had a close competition during camp, but the coaches decided to go with Gano based on his upside.  Sam Kirkland and Lance Lewis are two guys the team would love to retain on their practice squad if they make it through the market before the weekend.


The Redskins also placed Offensive tackle Jammal Brown on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. The tackle had hip surgery and coach Shanahan said Monday, “They said the surgery went fine. He is feeling better and hopefully he will be good as new in 4-6 weeks.” When asked about Brown’s availability during the season, Shanahan said “I will talk to Jammal in a little bit. He is still in New York, but I will get a chance to communicate with him and after I talk with him, I will talk with you guys about that scenario.”


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