Jay Gruden answered a few questions after today's practice. The team waived DL Anthony Lanier with an injury designation after he had been dealing with a hip flexor injury. They signed former Cleveland Browns 6th round DL Caleb Brantley to take his spot on the roster.
Gruden: We like Anthony, he did a lot of great things for this organization, but we think Caleb can offer more as a D-lineman— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 3, 2018
Jay Gruden says Caleb Brantley is “disruptive” against the passing game.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 3, 2018
Jay Gruden on Caleb Brantley: “We thought it was a chance to get our football team a little bit better...Had good grades on him when he came out” in 2017 draft.— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) September 3, 2018
Jay Gruden said among the reasons for Brantley: offers more versatility than Lanier. Like Brantley to help vs pass and run.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 3, 2018
Gruden says Redskins really can’t afford turnovers in Week 1. That’s the key for him to a fast start.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 3, 2018
It sounds like Trey Quinn will be active on game days. That was probably expected, but Gruden praised Quinn’s ability to play all three spots.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 3, 2018
Jay Gruden really likes Trey Quinn as a backup WR even as a rookie. Says he can also help on special teams.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 3, 2018