Eight players who were with the Redskins throughout training camp cleared waivers and were signed to the team’s practice squad, it announced Sunday afternoon.
Cornerback Richard Crawford, strong safety Phillip Thomas and running back Chris Thompson were among those who joined the practice squad. Also signing were wide receiver Nick Williams, cornerback Chase Minnifield, center Tevita Stevens, nose tackle Robert Thomas and tight end Ted Bolser, a seventh-round draft pick of the team in May.
Perhaps as noteworthy as who signed was who didn’t: Lache Seastrunk, the running back drafted in the sixth round by the team in May. Seastrunk, according to multiple reports, had not heard by mid-day Sunday about a possible destination, but he was not among those who had reached an agreement with the Redskins that afternoon.
According to ESPN.com, the team also has an agreement in place with strong safety Akeem Davis, who was waived Sunday after it claimed former Denver strong safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers. Should Davis clear waivers himself, he will join the Redskins’ practice squad on Monday, the web site reported.
Because the league expanded the practice squad from eight players to 10 earlier this summer, the Redskins still have two openings. They also were able to sign Crawford, who was on the active roster for every game as a rookie in 2012, because of an exception provided to all teams that allows them to sign up to two players who have played in as many as all 32 regular-season games over the past two seasons.