Redskins Waive Crezdon Butler, Re-Sign David Jones
The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday they have signed cornerback David Jones, who was in training camp with the team, and designed Crezdon Butler as waived/injured.
The 6-foot, 197-pound Jones, entering his sixth season, made nine tackles and broke up two passes during the preseason but was released when rosters were finalized on Aug. 31.
Butler, claimed off waivers from Arizona that weekend, sustained a hamstring injury late in Sunday’s loss to Cincinnati. He played primarily on special teams in each of the past two games, with his most noteworthy contribution coming in the fourth quarter against the Bengals when he attempted to down a Redskins punt at the goal line – a play that was ruled a touchback, challenged by head coach Mike Shanahan and upheld.
If Butler is not claimed by another team, the team will have the option of placing him on injured reserve, ending his season.
The Redskins also released nose tackle Delvin Johnson from the practice squad and signed 6-foot-4, 324-pound Chigbo Anunoby, an undrafted free agent out of Morehouse.