The Redskins held their first rookie mini-camp of the 2019 offseason this past weekend, and had 44 tryout players in attendance, along with their drafted and UDFA rookies. Five of those players looking for a shot in the NFL will get it with Washington. The Redskins made it official with them this afternoon.
ROSTER MOVES: #Redskins sign DE Jonathan Bonner, G Jerald Foster, DB Deion Harris, DL Austin Maloata and RB Craig Reynolds.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 13, 2019
The team also waives RB Russell Hansbrough, DB Joshua Holsey and T Roubbens Joseph.
We reported all five signings in our mini-camp coverage this week. The news came from agents, mothers, and the players themselves. Here are your newest Redskins:
Deion Harris, CB, North Dakota
#Redskins add another FCS CB to their defensive-backfield by signing North Dakota @UNDfootball CB Deion Harris (joining Danny Johnson (Southern) & Jimmy Moreland (JMU).— Christian Shanafelt (@ChrisShanafelt) May 12, 2019
When healthy, Harris was one of the top defensive players in the country. Watch out for him in Washington. https://t.co/L4qSfuVHRg
Craig Reynolds, RB, Kutztown
Congratulations to @13_CJR RB Craig Reynolds for earning a contract with the @Redskins following rookie minicamp! Way to go, C-Rey! @KUGoldenBears @KUBearsFootball pic.twitter.com/d3ssUGyrHm— Paul Sheehy (@ProStarSports) May 12, 2019
Jerald Foster, OL, Nebraska
What a great Mother’s Day gift! He signed with the Washington Redskins this morning!! #UNL #skins @JeraldFoster pic.twitter.com/Qou6oGvqbd— Charlesette Foster (@sweet2charlie) May 12, 2019
Jonathan Bronner, DL, Notre Dame
Here we go! #HTTR pic.twitter.com/0LYJVwQL1F— Jonathan Bonner (@The_Realest55) May 12, 2019
Austin Maloata, DL, Austin Peay
The Redskins also had to release three players to make room on the 90-man roster. The most notable name on the list is former 2017 7th round pick Joshua Holsey. The former Auburn cornerback appeared in 12 games as a rookie, and was set to compete for a roster spot last year before he suffered a freak toe injury during a move. Holsey only appeared in one game last season.
RB Russell Hansbrough and T Roubbens Joseph were also released. The Redskins are currently full on their 90-man roster, but still have to sign two more draft picks. 1st round pick Montez Sweat, and 3rd round pick Terry McLaurin remain unsigned.