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Two Draft Picks, Five On Tryouts Sign With Redskins On Sunday

By ZAC BOYER | zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Right tackle Tom Compton and running back Alfred Morris, the Washington Redskins’ two sixth-round picks, signed their rookie contracts on Sunday, the team announced.

Morris, at 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds from Florida Atlantic, was the 173rd overall selection and finished his career as the Owls’ all-time leader in rushing attempts, yards and touchdowns, as well as all-purpose yards.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Compton, from South Dakota, was chosen 193rd overall and started all 43 games in which he played over his final three seasons.

Washington also signed five players who tried out for the team over the weekend – Utah receiver Brian Hernandez, Marshall nose tackle Delvin Johnson, Kent State receiver Samuel Kirkland, Oklahoma State guard Nick Martinez and Florida State tight end Beau Reliford – and cut nose tackle Vaughn Meatoga and receiver Kelvin Bolden, who went undrafted out of Hawaii and Southern Miss, respectively, after being signed as free agents last week.

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