Monday, August 27, 2012

Redskins Make Roster Moves

Today has been a busy day for the Redskins. First, they cut ties with kicker Neil Rackers and news also broke that right tackle Jammal Brown has been lost for the first 4-6 weeks of the season after having hip surgery.

The latest news to come out of Redskins Park regards a trade with Lions as well as a number of players being released.

First off, the trade.

The Redskins traded away cornerback Kevin Barnes to the Lions in exchange for a conditional draft pick. There's only one condition: Barnes must make the Lions 53-man roster in order for the trade to be made official.

Barnes was a third round draft pick of the Redskins in 2009 out of the University of Maryland. He saw playing time all three seasons including appearing in 15 games for the Redskins in 2011. He has 45 career tackles and three interceptions.

I just didn't make sense to keep Barnes on the roster. Josh Wilson, Dejon Gomes, DeAngelo Hall, and now Richard Crawford have all proved to be the Redskins top cornerbacks.

The Redskins also cut 12 players (not including Neil Rackers) today.

Running backs Antwon Bailey and Lennon Creer, offensive lineman Chris Campbell, wide receivers Samuel Kirkland and Lance Lewis, quarterback Jonathan Crompton, linebacker Monte Lewis, guard Nick Martinez, tight end Beau Reliford, and cornerback Morgan Trent all received pink slips today and were waived from the roster.

There will be more roster cuts in the coming days. Teams have to have their rosters trimmed down to 53 by 9 PM on Friday.

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Source(s): CSN