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Redskins Claim DT Travian Robertson from Seattle Seahawks; Place Jason Hatcher on Injured Reserve

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The Redskins finally ended Jason Hatcher's season, after he's been on the shelf for the last few weeks due to a knee injury

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Two roster moves are being reported for the Redskins today.  The first move, reported by Ian Rapoport earlier today, was the Redskins claimed DT Travian Robertson from the Seattle Seahawks.  The Seahawks cut Robertson yesterday.  Robertson(6'4" 305 lbs, 26 years old) played college ball at South Carolina, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 7th Round of the 2012 draft.  He was active in 12 total games in his two seasons with the Falcons, recording 4 total tackles.  He was signed by the Seahawks from the Falcons practice squad this year, and only appeared in 1 game, and was credited with 1 assisted tackle.

The corresponding roster move will be DE Jason Hatcher being moved to injured reserve before tomorrow's final regular season game.  Hatcher has missed the last two games due to a knee injury.  He is reportedly dealing with inflammation in the knee this week.  He seemed like he knew his season was over last week, and was focused on recovery, and preparing for next season.  He recently spoke about little injuries becoming bigger problems later in the season, due to not having the recovery time to let them heal on their own.  Hatcher's age(32) is also a significant issue going forward.

With his season now over, Hatcher ends up with 5.5 sacks, 25 tackles, and 1 pass defended.  Coaches have expressed disappointment in Hatcher's numbers, but that is mostly due to injuries that have hampered him since before the season started.  Hatcher missed a lot of the off/preseason due to a knee scope on his other knee, and dealt with hamstring issues that took away some of his burst at the line.  The Redskins remain committed to Hatcher next season due to the contract he signed, and will try to keep Hatcher fresh throughout the year.

And now the Redskins have made it official.