Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Redskins Cut Hanks, Sign Campbell

Yesterday, the Washington Redskins made two roster moves. The first was to cut wide receivers Darius Hanks and the second was to sign offensive tackle Chris Campbell.

Hanks was an undrafted rookie out of Alabama. While he had 26 receptions his senior season for the Crimson Tide, he didn't make any plays during the Redskins first preseason game against the Bills.

With the latest news that lineman Trent Williams will sit out a few days due to a left foot bone bruise, the Redskins cut Hanks to make room for another offensive tackle in Chris Campbell.

Once again, the signing of Campbell is merely a depth issue. Campbell was an undrafted free agent rookie signing of the Green Bay Packers back in 2010. Campbell has never made it past the practice squad for the Packers and was cut and signed to it three times before the two sides finally parted ways this past May.

Campbell brings more depth than skill to the offensive tackle position. The Redskins need bodies at that position as Williams joins Jammal Brown as yet another starter that has been hit with the injury bug.

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Source: NFL.com