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Report: Redskins Release Nick Williams; Work out a WR and a few TEs Today

The Redskins are hosting a number of receiving options today.

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According to multiple sources, the Redskins will release Nick Williams from his practice squad contract, and are looking to add a taller receiving option.  The team currently doesn't have any receivers over 6', and TE Jordan Reed(6' 2 1/2") will miss multiple weeks with a hamstring strain.  Williams was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Connecticut last year, and was on the roster for 5 games last season after being activated from the practice squad in Week 11.  He was cut before this season started, but was added to the team's practice squad as the only WR.

It was reported earlier this morning that the team was hosting WR L'Damian Washington(6'4", 200lbs) for a workout.  Washington was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, but was waived in the beginning of August.  He was claimed on waiver by the 49ers, but was released by the team at final cutdowns.  Washington is a possible replacement for Williams on the practice squad.

The team also hosted several tight ends today as Head Coach Jay Gruden indicated could happen due to Reed's injury.  There have not been any updates yet on Reed's MRI results, or the amount of time he could miss with the hamstring injury.  They reportedly did not sign anyone yet.