Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Redskins Add DE, TE

Chuck Carroll of Football News Now reported this morning that the Washington Redskins have promoted defensive end Doug Worthington and tight end Rob Myers off the practice squad and onto the game squad.

The team traveled this weekend with just 52 players (game roster can have up to 53). One of the vacant spots came from LaRon Landry being put on IR. The other spot opened up due to the recent release of tight end Dominique Byrd this morning.

Doug Worthington was originally a seventh round draft pick by the Steelers back in 2010. He saw some action throughout the preseason and the Redskins were impressed enough to sign him to the practice squad. In his senior year for The Ohio State, Worthington tallied 42 tackles and 2 sacks.

The Redskins also promoted tight end Rob Myers to the game squad. Myers first jumped into the league in 2009 as an undrafted free agent signing by the New York Jets. He played along side of Chris Cooley's brother, Tanner, at Utah State. In 2007, Myers had 21 receptions for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns for Utah State. In his final collegiate game, he had 4 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns.

I would not expect these two to become corner stones of the offense or defense. The reason the franchise decided to bring them up could possibly be due to the fact that they have progressed enough and worked hard enough to earn a spot. We could certainly expect Rob Myers to see some game action due to the major lack of depth on the Redskins game roster at the tight end spot.