Redskins release Schweigert

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The Redskins made a few late roster moves today after most (if not all) of the media folk went home.

In: Safety Patrick Ghee and fullback/tight end/somewhat familiar face Pete Schmitt

Out: Linebacker Danny Verdun-Wheeler and safety Stuart Schweigert

The biggest name among these moves is Schweigert, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders (starting 42 games over that stretch), signed with the Redskins on June 2 of this year. He played in last night’s preseason game but did not register a tackle; he also was burned on a Quinn Gray touchdown pass to Onrea Jones.

Meanwhile, rookie safety Chris Horton, the team’s seventh-round draft pick from UCLA, had arguably the best performance for Washington on the defensive side of the ball, registering a team-high five tackles, getting two sacks and recovering an onside kick on the opening kickoff.

More on this from Corey in Tuesday’s paper.

 

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