Peyton Thompson was signed to the Redskins practice squad last season on November 26th. He was never called up to the 53-man roster, but has been participating in OTAs and Training Camp. That ended today when the Redskins announced he was being released and they have already signed his replacement. Thompson had a pretty bad game last night, and was constantly being targeted when he was in the game. He allowed the Patriots only TD when the man he was covering Brian Tyms got behind him and caught the pass in the end zone.
Thompson has been replaced by safety Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, who played college ball at UTEP. Cromartie-Smith(27, 6'2" 203lbs) spent the last three seasons on the Pittsburgh Steelers on and off. He has also spent time in the United Football League with the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
Also in the release is the news that Jason Hatcher has passed his physical and will be taken off of the PUP list. No word on whether he is practicing today.
Cromartie-Smith, undrafted out of UTEP in 2010, played in four games last year for the Steelers before ending up on IR with a hip injury.— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) August 9, 2014