RICHMOND — Cornerback Josh Wilson, offensive lineman Maurice Hurt and defensive end Adam Carriker began training camp Thursday on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list because their recoveries from offseason surgeries are ongoing.
Hurt’s absence from practice presents a grand opportunity for backup right tackles Jeremy Trueblood and Tony Pashos. Hurt has played guard and tackle, and that versatility is a significant asset in his attempt to make the roster as a backup. Second-year backup tackle Tom Compton is practicing only on the left side this summer. That leaves longtime veterans Trueblood and Pashos as the main competitors for the backup right tackle spot.
Hurt had arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees in late May.
Wilson had offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. His absence opens practice repetitions for free agent E.J. Biggers and second-round rookie David Amerson.
Carriker on Thursday is undergoing a third surgery on the right quadriceps tendon he tore last September.
The Redskins do not gain any roster spots by putting the three players on the active/PUP list. They are eligible to come off that list at any time before rosters are finalized on Aug. 31. If the Redskins put anyone on the reserve/PUP list when they finalize the roster that day, the player would not be eligible to join the active roster until after Week 6.
Washington also waived safeties Jordan Bernstine and Devin Holland. Bernstine, a seventh-round pick last season, suffered a severe right knee injury in Week 1. The moves open two spots on the active roster.