Jerry Rice Jr.'s time in Washington was brief, and his father never got the opportunity him out during training camp like he predicted he would. Rice Jr injured his shoulder, tearing his labrum, and will require surgery which ends his rookie year. The Redskins released him with the waived/injured designation which will allow him to revert to the team's IR list if he clears waivers. GM Bruce Allen told reporters yesterday that the team would be bringing in some players today before the Patriots arrived for a workout. The team didn't officially release Rice Jr until today, and now the corresponding move is being reported by the Washington Post's Mike Jones.
The Redskins have will sign Defensive End Jeremy Towns, and undrafted rookie from Samford. Towns(6'3" 303lbs) received a tryout with the New York Jets following the draft, but did not sign a contract with them. In 2009, Towns recorded 15 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 QB hurries, then he missed the 2010 season due to a sports hernia and a leg injury. In a preseason game in 2011, an offensive lineman rolled onto his leg causing ligament damage to his ankle. Towns was forced to sit out his 2nd consecutive year due to injury. In 2011, he came back and played in 11 games, recording 21 tackles, a forced fumble, a blocked kick, and a sack. He was granted a 6th year of eligibility and during his senior year he recorded 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble while starting all 13 games.
#Redskins have signed DE Jeremy Towns, undrafted rookie out of Samford, source says. He fills roster spot created when they waive Rice Jr.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) August 4, 2014