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Redskins Waive Kyle Nelson, Sign TE Mike Caussin

The Redskins have made two small roster moves today.

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that the Redskins have waived one player and added another today, citing the official NFL Transaction report.  Long Snapper Kyle Nelson, waived today, was signed by the team on October 15, 2013 as the replacement for Nick Sundberg, who was placed on IR due to a knee injury.  Nelson was a long shot to make the roster with Sundberg returning healthy.  This move makes Sundberg the only LS on the roster, and barring an injury, he should keep the job for the season.  Sundberg was signed to a 4 year deal before the 2013 season.

The corresponding move was signing Tight End Mike Caussin, 27, who has previously been on the Jaguars practice squad, and the Bills regular season roster.  He was active for the Bills for 6 games in 2011, starting 2 of them.  He recorded 5 receptions for 41 yards during his time in Buffalo.  Caussin tore his ACL in a game against the Broncos in December of the 2011 season, and missed the entire 2012 season while recovering.  He then suffered a hip injury while trying to return to the Bills roster, and was waived and placed on their Injured Reserve List before last season.  The Redskins currently have 5 other TEs on the roster with Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, rookie Ted Bolser, and Gabe Miller.  Caussin is 6'5" and 243lbs, and he faces long odds to make the roster.