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Evaluating the Redskins – Secondary

Over on my blog, Don’t Laugh, People, I’m evaluating the 2011-12 Washington Redskins. Every day over the next week+, I’ll be evaluating the Redskins in groups. Players, phases, and coaches will all be evaluated. I’ve decided to contribute this material here at since Mark has been cool enough to allow me to post here and opened avenues to new audiences.

First up: Secondary…

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Fellow Mayo Native Tries to Make His Presence Known in the NFL

On Monday night, the Redskins played host to the New York Giants. Obviously, as a Redskins fan it did not turn out the way I had hoped (it actually turned into a living nightmare) but one small aspect of the matchup that stood out to me was not what happened on the field, but who is involved.

In this case, I took a particular interest in the fact that a man in the NFL is representing my hometown of Mayo, Maryland.

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Redskins Retain Albright, Re-Sign Westbrook, Claim Alridge, Release Plackemeier

On Friday the Redskins announced they had re-signed long snapper Ethan Albright, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Albright has been the model of consistency since his arrival in Washington in 2001. Known for his accuracy and speed on his snaps and solid blocking, he made his first appearance in the Pro Bowl last February.

The Redskins also continued to shake up the special teams with the release of punter Ryan Plackemeier on Thursday. The former Ray Guy Award winner was inconsistent as the replacement of, the then reigning Ray Guy Award winner, Durant Brooks. He finished second to last in the NFL among kickers with at least 20 punts for the 2008 season.

That leaves the Redskins with one punter currently on the roster. Zac Atterberry was signed in January and it is expected the team will sign another punter to challenge him for a spot in training camp this summer.

In another move yesterday, the team claimed running back Anthony Alridge off of waivers from the Denver Broncos. According to the Rocky Mountain News, the Minnesota Vikings also placed a waiver claim on him but due to the Redskins having the worst record of the two (8-8 as opposed to Minnesota’s 10-6), the Redskins were awarded the services of the former Houston Cougar star.

Similar to Dominique Dorsey, Alridge could provide a unique dynamic to the Redskins in the form of another speedy, small tailback.

Alridge joined the league in 2008 as an undrafted free agent with the Broncos and was placed on Injured Reserve with a left-foot injury following cuts to form the 53-man roster.

Earlier this week the Redskins also re-signed cornerback Byron Westbrook, who has spent the past two seasons on the practice squad. His practice squad contract had expired, which made him a free agent.

For all updated roster moves, please visit our Redskins Transactions and Roster pages.

For more on these moves, please check out:

The Official Redskins Blog

Redskins Insider Blog – Washington Post

Redskins360 Blog – Washington Times

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Redskins Sign Punter, Second Fullback As Practice Squad Contracts Expire

The Redskins have signed Zac Atterberry to compete with current punter Ryan Plackemeier this offseason.

The team also signed it’s second fullback of the offseason to compete for a reserve role behind Pro Bowler Mike Sellers, who was the only active fullback on the roster in 2008.

Fullback Jonathan Evans joins the team as an unrestricted free agent. His last NFL stop was with the Buffalo Bills.

The team also signed offensive lineman Isaiah Ross after his practice squad contract with the team expired.

Those whose practice squad contracts have expired (who have not yet been re-signed) are as follows: WR Horace Gant, LB Brandon Archer, LB Johnny Baldwin (who finished the 2008 season on injured reserve), CB Byron Westbrook, and FB Nehemiah Broughton.

For all updated roster moves, please visit our Redskins Transactions and Roster pages.

For more on these moves, please check out:


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Redskins Announce Practice Squad

The Washington Redskins announced their 2008 practice squad on Sunday.

Here is the group of 7 players:

  • Nehemiah Broughton, FB
  • Devin Clark, OL
  • Andrew Crummey, OL
  • Horace Gant, WR
  • Curtis Gatewood, LB
  • Matterral Richardson, CB
  • Byron Westbrook, CB

For all updated roster moves, please visit our Redskins Transactions and Roster pages.

For more on today’s cuts, please check out:

Redskins Insider Blog at

The Official Redskins Blog

Redskins 360 – Washington Times Redskins Blog

Categories Posted In Washington Commanders