Redskins Cut 13 Players, Trade Kevin Barnes To Detroit
(Originally posted 8/27/12, 6:16 p.m.; Updated 8/27/12, 6:32 p.m.)
ASHBURN – The Washington Redskins officially announced they cut 13 players on Monday while trading cornerback Kevin Barnes to Detroit.
Offensive linemen James Lee and Tony Moll and kicker Neil Rackers were released, while the team waived quarterback Jonathan Crompton and left tackle Chris Campbell. Six undrafted rookies were also waived: running backs Antwon Bailey and Lennon Creer, receiver Samuel Kirkland, linebacker Monte Lewis, left guard Nick Martinez and tight end Beau Reliford.
Cornerback Morgan Trent was waived with an injury settlement, while undrafted receiver Lance Lewis was designated as waived/injured, which would allow the team to retain his rights and place him on injured reserve once he clears waivers.
Barnes, who was originally informed he was to be released, was traded to the Lions in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick – one the Redskins will only obtain if Barnes makes Detroit’s roster.
“Here’s a football team that needs a corner,” head coach Mike Shanahan said, referring to the Lions. “Here’s a third-round draft pick who’s got some great speed. [It’s] a little bit different scheme. We’ve got a couple teams talking to us, and all of a sudden, someone will give you an undisclosed draft choice with a chance he makes the team, you get something in return and they get a good football player.”