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Terrance Plummer Signed From Practice Squad, Frank Kearse Released Again

The Redskins have signed another LB with Martrell Spaight out this week

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The Redskins made the move that most people expected to happen, signing LB Terrance Plummer from the practice squad. The only question was who was going to be cut to make room for him. Frank Kearse's name gets called for the 2nd week in a row, and he was released the day before gameday. Kearse has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but did not appear on this week's injury report. He was re-signed to the 53-man roster this week, with Houston Bates going back to the practice squad due to Jackson Jeffcoat's recovery from a thigh injury.

Terrance Plummer was signed to replace fellow rookie Martrell Spaight, who suffered a concussion during a special team's play in last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Plummer played very well for the Redskins during the preseason, and was a bubble player who many people wanted to see make the roster.  He will likely be used solely on special teams, barring an injury to one of the starters.

Plummer, a tackling machine at Central Florida, where he racked up 344 career stops from 2011-14, signed with the Redskins as a college free agent May 7. Since that time, he has been able to show off his consistency and playmaking abilities to the Washington coaching staff throughout the offseason workout program into minicamp, training camp and the preseason.

The 5-foot-11, 231-pound Orange Park, Fla., native said he's appreciated learning the ins and outs of the defense from first-year coordinator Joe Barry.