Five Undrafted Free Agents Sign Contracts With Redskins
The Redskins signed three wide receivers, a center and an inside linebacker, bringing their offseason roster to 85 players with the team’s three-day rookie minicamp set to begin this weekend.
BY ZAC BOYER
The Redskins signed five players, including three wide receivers, who were not chosen in the NFL draft last weekend.
Troy’s Chip Reeves, New Haven’s Jason Thompson and UConn’s Nick Williams signed with Washington, as did Alabama-Birmingham inside linebacker Marvin Burdette and Utah center Tevita Stevens.
The five players will join the Redskins’ seven draft picks and roughly 50 other players at the team’s rookie minicamp, which begins Friday and continues through Sunday. Players who are not under contract or were not chosen by the team in the NFL draft will be in attendance on a tryout basis.
Reeves had 65 catches for 1,050 yards and six touchdowns for Troy and led the Sun Belt with 87.5 receiving yards per game. Thompson had 44 catches for 881 yards and 16 touchdowns for New Haven, a Division II college that won the Northeast-10 conference but lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Williams caught 30 passes for 334 yards in 2012, but he finished his career as the Huskies’ all-time leader with 2,045 kickoff return yards, or 25.9 yards per return. He averaged 21.1 punt return yards a game as a senior and finished his career with four special teams touchdowns.
Burdette led the Football Bowl Subdivision with 13 tackles a game as a senior and finished with 408 tackles, the most in school history. He also had two sacks and an interception and forced two fumbles. Stevens was a four-year starter who played at right guard as a freshman and sophomore.
Counting the seven unsigned draft picks, the Redskins have 85 players under control. Teams may carry offseason rosters of up to 90 players until first cuts, which come after the third week of the preseason.