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Washington Redskins Player Profiles: Je'Ron Hamm

Once an afterthought at the TE position, Hamm has a real opportunity due to the injuries to Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen.

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Position: Tight End

Height: 6'3", Weight: 236 lbs.

College: Louisiana-Monroe

Drafted: Undrafted (2014)

#1. Je'Ron's Twitter account (@j_hamm86) is a smorgasbord of inspirational and religious quotes.  Je'Ron appears to be a man who consistently tries to stay positive and focus on God.  He is the son of two pastors.

#2. Je'Ron was actually born in Germany in 1992.  He was originally signed by the Saints as an UDFA last year, but basically spent the entire season on the Redskins PS.

#3. A converted WR, Hamm possesses 4.6 speed and a 37" vertical.  He's quite an impressive athlete.  He has a reputation as an eager worker/learner.  Je'Ron basically played WR in college and then converted to TE immediately after being signed by the Saints.  During his four-year collegiate career, he had 111 receptions for 1,587 yards and 10 TDs over 46 games.

#4. Since Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen went down for the year with injury, and with Jordan Reed banged up throughout most of camp, Je'Ron has been the team's starting TE1.  Scot McCloughan mentioned that one TE had started to separate himself from the others, and since Je'Ron was the starter at the time, it would make sense to assume that's who Scot was talking about.

#5. After getting a finger in the eye during the Browns game (and having to visit with a Cleveland eye doctor), his first ever game at TE, Hamm played very well against Detroit... even though his eye was still red from the injury a week prior.  He played 12 snaps during the 'Skins' first five drives and then caught a nice pass from Colt McCoy during the sixth drive for a 23-yard gain.  He flashed some impressive moves during his run after the catch, too.

Bottom Line: Competing for what probably amounts to one roster spot and/or one PS spot, Hamm has really stood out in camp.  He'll need to continue his solid play throughout the last two preseason games to give himself the best chance possible.