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Report: Redskins Sign Safety Jamarca Sanford

The Redskins host several players today and reportedly signed one.

Patrick Smith

The Redskins released OLB Gabe Miller and DL Robert Thomas following the Giants game on Thursday Night, and need to fill their spots on the roster this week.  They also still have two spots to fill on the practice squad and both players have practice squad eligibility.

Backup safety Trenton Robinson suffered a high ankle sprain in the Giants game which will keep him sidelined for several weeks according to Head Coach Jay Gruden, leaving only 3 safeties on the roster. Tight end Niles Paul left the game with a concussion and will need to pass the NFL's concussion protocols before he is allowed to practice and play again.  Jordan Reed has a chance to play next Monday against the Seahawks, but Gruden described his hamstring injury as significant.

There are also multiple injuries along the defensive line, and OLB Brian Orakpo is playing with one hand due to torn ligaments in his middle finger.  This gives the Redskins a lot of areas they could address with their two open spots, and Mike Jones from the Washington Post reported the Redskins are hosting a large group of players today.

ProFootballTalk is reporting that one of those players will be signed by the Redskins today.  Safety Jamarca Sanford(5'10", 200 lbs, 29 years old), was drafted in the 7th Round in 2009 by the Minnesota Vikings.  He has been with the Vikings his entire NFL career, but he was placed on IR after injury his quad during a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.  He was released off of the Vikings IR with an injury settlement on September 8th.

Sanford has started 44 games for the Vikings over his 5 year career.  He has 267 tackles, 1 sack, 11 passes defended, 8 forced fumbles, and 2 INTS.  Sanford was fittingly the replacement for Madieu Williams when he wasn't re-rsigned.

There will be more roster moves wither today or shortly after as the Redskins return to practice tomorrow.  Stay tuned.