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Redskins Sign Brandon Jenkins, Bacarri Rambo

The two players, chosen last month in the fifth and sixth rounds of the NFL draft, respectively, are the first of seven draftees the Redskins have signed to a contract.

BY ZAC BOYER

The Redskins announced they have signed linebacker Brandon Jenkins and safety Bacarri Rambo – the first two players they drafted last month to sign a contract.

Jenkins, a 6-foot-5, 251-pound defensive end at Florida State, was the second of two players taken in the fifth round by the Redskins. He’ll convert to outside linebacker in Washington’s 3-4 scheme.

The 6-foot, 215-pound Rambo was taken in the sixth round by the Redskins and has a chance to start either free safety or strong safety. Rambo played both positions at Georgia and spent time at both during the team’s rookie minicamp the first weekend of May.

The 162nd overall pick, Jenkins will count for roughly $450,000 against the salary cap and will earn a signing bonus of approximately $169,000, per the rookie wage scale. Rambo, the 191st pick, will have a salary cap hit of around $430,500 and a $102,000 signing bonus.

Jason Thompson, an undrafted receiver out of New Haven, was also released by the Redskins in a concurrent move.

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