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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.

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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

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New Player Profiles: Nehemiah Broughton, Jr.

THN will be profiling over a dozen players in the weeks leading up to the Washington Redskins 2005 Training Camp. Up next in the previews is 2005 Redskins draft pick FB Nehemiah ‘Nemo’ Broughton, Jr.

Personal Information

Number: 36
Position: FB
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 250
School: The Citadel
Major: Business Administration / Sports Management
Hometown: North Charleston, S.C.
Birthday: 11/04/82

How Acquired

Broughton was selected by the Redskins in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2005 draft.

Collegiate Career

Broughton played in 40 games with 29 starts at The Citadel. He recorded 581 carries for 2,638 yards, 25 rushing touchdowns and 47 receptions for 355 yards and three touchdowns during his college career. During his senior campaign, Broughton was named All-American first-team by The NFL Draft Report, as well as being named All-Southern Conference first-team.

Broughton actually tore his ACL (left knee) as a junior in high school. However, he didn’t have surgery and the ligament would tear again in 2003. Broughton made a rapid recovery from his 2003 knee reconstruction surgery. Following his return, he became a “move the chains” type back that simply wore down defenses.

On campus, Broughton was given the nickname “Nemo-sapien” by local media for his unbelievable combination of power and speed. He benched 410 pounds, had a 670-pound squat and a 340-pound power clean. At the combine, he ran a 4.61 40-yard dash, had a 30-inch vertical jump and benched 225 pounds 25 times.

High School Career

Broughton attended North Charleston High School. As a senior he was an All-State and All-Low County selection, rushing for 1,670 yards and 23 touchdowns.


Broughton is a bruising inside runner with excellent strength and decent speed. He will come into camp to prove he can bang with the big boys inside and move the chains when called upon. He needs to impress the coaches with good effort, good study habits and good old fashion hard work. If he can remain healthy, Broughton has a good chance of making a club in dire need of a short yardage threat. Broughton will also compete for time in a special teams role.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database. It was originally posted by Frank Hastings

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