The surprise move by the Redskins today wasn’t that the team signed third-round pick Chad Rinehart, an offensive lineman from Northern Iowa. It was that one of three players released was former Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach.
Hollenbach’s departure is a sign that a) draft pick Colt Brennan will be recovered from hip surgery in time for training camp July 20 and b) coach Jim Zorn was impressed last year and this year by former Marshall quarterback Derek Devine. Devine was in Seattle’s camp last summer.
Also released were defensive end Tommy Davis and center Kyle DeVan. The Redskins have a couple of open roster spots so let’s assume they’re combing the country side for a center. Rinehart was the highest-drafted offensive lineman by the Redskins since Derrick Dockery in 2003. A big guy (6-5, 311), he was an All-American left tackle last year.
- Ryan O’Halloran