The Redskins completed their first round of cuts on Tuesday by releasing four players and adding another to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. That left the roster at 75 players by the 4 p.m. NFL deadline.
Veteran defensive lineman Adam Carriker was switched from the active/PUP list to the reserve/PUP list. He is eligible to return for Week 6 of the regular season. There is a three-week window where Carriker can prove he has recovered from his recurring thigh injury before the team activates him, releases him or places him on Injured Reserve.
In other moves, the Redskins waived linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy and corner back Ryan Mouton with injury designations. Offensive lineman Jacolby Ashworth was waived with an injury settlement. Veteran offensive lineman Jeremy Trueblood was released. Maurice Hurt remains on the active/PUP list and so counts among the 75 players on the active roster. Final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players are due by 6 p.m. on Saturday.
“What we’re trying to do is put the top 53 players together, and every year it changes, and your practice squad changes,” Washington coach Mike Shanahan said. “And so you’ve got to put in a plan that you think gives you the best chance to be successful. That’s why you go into the fourth preseason game evaluating a lot of these players – not only for backup positions, but for special teams as well.”
Shanahan said that, barring injury, fourth-string quarterback Pat White will play the entire game against Tampa Bay in the preseason finale on Thursday.