Redskins Waive Markus White, Sign Mario Addison From Colts
The Washington Redskins announced they have waived outside linebacker Markus White and signed Mario Addison off the Indianapolis practice squad to replace him.
White was originally drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round in 2011 and played in two games, but he was released as rosters were finalized on Aug. 31 with the hope he could be signed to the practice squad.
Tampa Bay intervened and signed him to a contract far above the typical value of a practice squad player – nearly $17,600 a week, as opposed to the standard $5,700 – but the Redskins brought him back when Brian Orakpo tore his left pectoral at St. Louis on Sept. 16 and was placed on injured reserve.
The 6-foot-3, 257-pound Addison, entering his second year out of Troy, split time between Chicago and the Colts last season. He played in Indianapolis’ first three games before he was waived and re-signed to the practice squad on Oct. 2.