Samuels could be out for a month

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In addition to Samuels, receiver Mike Espy (bruised right knee cap) and fullback Pete Schmitt (left rotator cuff) were added to the injury report yesterday.

Missing both practices were tight end Tyler Ecker (groin) and linebacker Dallas Sartz (hamstring). Linebacker H.B. Blades (cramps) sat out the morning and linebacker Marcus Washington rested during the second practice.

Sartz and Blades both are competing for spots in a competitive linebacker group and can’t afford to miss practice time.

Assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams acknowledged disappointment with the linebackers’ absence.

“That’s part of their acclimation,” he said. “They have to learn how to practice. … Part of being a pro is taking care of your body and replenishing what you lose during practice.”

Tight end added

With Ecker on the shelf, the Redskins signed tight end Jake Nordin and released kicker Tyler Fredrickson. Nordin was signed in May by New England and released July 19.

Staff writer David Elfin contributed to this article.

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