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Redskins Roster Moves: WR Robert Davis and S Adonis Alexander released

Making moves before the Patriots come to town

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Robert Davis probably not coming back:

Officially Official:

The Redskins have reportedly made two roster moves today. WR Robert Davis will be released a few days after Jay Gruden indicated he would would be the starter vs the Giants. Rookie Kelvin Harmon was actually listed as the starter for that game. Davis was active, and had 1 catch for 11 yards in New Jersey. That was Davis’first and only NFL reception. He was released earlier in the year, signed to the practice squad, then re-signed to the main roster.

“The Comeback Kid” was the feel-good story of the summer as a returned from devastating leg injuries that could have ended his career. He was also the best face-catching TD machine in the preseason. Davis will likely be signed to the practice squad again, unless the Redskins are ready to move on.

If the plan is to re-sign Davis to the practice squad, they have already made room for him with the release of 2nd-year DB Adonis Alexander. He was picked in the supplementary draft last year with a 6th round pick from this year’s draft. He was brought in as a cornerback, but seemed slow and lost his rookie year. Alexander was released at final roster cutdowns, but brought back on the practice squad. The Redskins intended to switch him to safety, but now he is off the team.