Anthony McCoy was signed by the Redskins less than a week before the Week 1 opener against the Miami Dolphins, a day after signing Je'Ron Hamm to the team's practice squad. McCoy started his career in Seattle in 2010, but missed the past two seasons due to Achilles tears.
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was familiar with McCoy from his time in Seattle, and the Redskins were desperate for help at the TE position with Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen both being lost for the season, the newly acquired Derek Carrier still familiarizing himself with the team, and the constant health questions with the talented starter Jordan Reed.
McCoy was active for 6 games, and was actually credited for the start in 3 of them. He recorded no catches, and was eventually kept inactive due to issues with his blocking, and the availability of Tom Compton who has served as the team's emergency tight end. Now he will be replaced on the roster with Je'Ron Hamm(6'3", 236 lbs), a 2nd year TE who converted from WR.
The Redskins made a few other roster moves, including re-signing LB/TE Lynden Trail to the practice squad. The team also signed linebacker Derrick Matthews(6', 220lbs), and undrafted rookie from Houston. The team released CB Deveron Carr.
ROSTER MOVES: #Redskins sign TE Je'Ron Hamm to active roster; release TE Anthony McCoy: https://t.co/xbpdM2k8iM pic.twitter.com/fsg8kUpCKD— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 23, 2015
Caught up with @j_hamm86 during the Bye Week to discuss his season before call-up. MORE: https://t.co/eN9QEMFPH1 pic.twitter.com/yOxJlYjp4A— Stephen Czarda (@SCzardaRedskins) November 23, 2015
While he would ultimately not make the team’s 53-man roster with the Redskins electing to go with more experience in Derek Carrier and Anthony McCoy, his blocking is improving. "I feel like it’s improved a lot," Hamm said. "I guess I just need to continue to work on it and watch film of guys who are probably in my same position, and try to continue to improve and gain the trust of the coaches."