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[UPDATED]Redskins Sign OLBs Ricky Sapp and Austin Spitler to Reserve/Futures Contracts

The Redskins announce the signing of two OLBs for next season

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The Washington Redskins have signed two more players to reserve/futures contracts, bringing the total to 15 signed since the end of the season.  They initially signed 8 players who ended the season on the practice squad.  Then they signed 5 more players over the last week.  Reserve/futures contracts hold the rights of players until the following season, and do not count against the current league year's salary cap.

Ricky Sapp(6'4", 252 lbs, 28 years old) was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th Round of the 2010 NFL draft.  His rookie season ended on IR with a knee injury, and arthroscopic knee surgery.  He left the team/was cut the following year.  He spent parts o the next three seasons(2011-2013) on the New York Jets active roster and practice squad.  He was released in the middle of the 2013 season by the Jets, and claimed off of waivers by the Houston Texans where he played under defensive coordinator/head coach Wade Phillips.  He signed his exclusive rights contract after the season, but was during the offseason.  He was then brought back early in the season but ended the year on IR with a hamstring injury.  Sapp has been active for 17 games in his career, only logging 3 tackles.

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Austin Spitler(6'2" 250 lbs, 28 years old) was also drafted in the 2010 draft, taken by the Miami Dolphins in the 7th round.  He spent 4 seasons with the Dolphins as mainly a special teams players.  He was signed by the Ravens last summer, but did not make the team.  Spitler has appeared in 55 games with the Dolphins, and has 31 career tackles.

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[UPDATE: 1/9/15 7:40PM] The Redskins have signed FB Jordan Campbell to a reserve/futures contract

Jordan Campbell(5'11", 240 lbs, 27 yo) was an linebacker from New Mexico Highlands(tranferred from USC after 3 years) in 2013.  He was signed by the Bengals as an undrafted free agent. He briefly appeared on Hard Knocks that year when he arm wrestled James Harrison. Campbell was signed to a futures/reserve deal by the Kansas City Chiefs as a fullback last January.  He was released at final cuts and signed to the practice squad, but was released in October.

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