Jay Gruden talks about the process of whittling Washington’s roster to 53 players and the addition of former Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho.
Saying he is “super excited,” Gronkowski vowed to be on the field after he didn’t play in any of the four preseason games as he completed his recovery from December right knee surgery.
Tress Way capitalized on his small shot to make the Redskins and will be the punter Week 1 in Houston.
The Washington Redskins quarterback won the Heisman Trophy in 2011, the same year the Bears won 10 games for the first time since their outright 1980 Southwest Conference title.
Originally a third-round draft pick from Arkansas, Mallet played four games in three years with the Patriots, completing one pass.
The veteran quarterback was released Sunday by Cleveland, leaving starter Brian Hoyer and rookie backup Johnny Manziel as the only QBs on the Browns’ roster.
St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher said numerous times during his post cutdown-day news conference Saturday that releasing the SEC co-defensive player of the year was a “football decision.”
Ihenacho, 25, started 14 regular-season games and all three playoff games at strong safety for the Broncos last year. He had three tackles in Denver’s Week 8 home victory over the Redskins, and he had nine tackles in the Super Bowl XLVIII loss to Seattle.
Thompson, Crawford and six other players who were in Washington throughout training camp and cut on Saturday cleared waivers, allowing them to return to the Redskins as part of their practice squad, the team announced Sunday afternoon.
Sometimes Redskins fans forget the fact that it was Cooke who ripped the heart out of the franchise by building a Home Depot do-it-yourself stadium out in Raljon, Maryland.
The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Ihenacho started 14 regular-season games, and all three playoff games – including the Super Bowl – last season for the Broncos. He finished with 73 tackles, including three a Week 8 victory over the Redskins, and forced three fumbles. He had nine tackles in the Super Bowl XLVIII loss to Seattle.
Michael Sam, first openly gay player drafted by NFL team, was released by St. Louis Rams on Saturday.