The Redskins announced roster moves at the end of today’s OTA session, waiving Tackle Chidi Okeke and signing his replacement, T Adam Bisnowaty.
Okeke is a 320-pound lineman from Tennessee State, and some exciting Twitter highlights of his play had raised hopes among Redskins fans that he might have enough talent to earn a spot on the Redskins roster or practice squad.
Instead, the next man up is Adam Bisnowaty, who will get his chance to impress the coaches when the Redskins offseason program resumes on 28 May.
Bisnowaty is 6’6”, 307 pounds, and played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers as a four-year starter at left tackle, where he was First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference his last two seasons. He was drafted by the NY Giants in the sixth round in 2017 — in fact, the Giants traded up seven spots to get him. The Giants coaching staff said that he had versatility to play tackle or guard at the NFL level, and, in fact, after spending most of his rookie season on the practice squad, he started at right tackle late in the ‘17 season for the Giants.
His career as a Giant was short-lived. He was waived in May a year ago, and then spent time in training camp with the Lions and Panthers before being released at the end of preseason. He spent the second half of the ‘18 season on the Vikings practice squad, and remained under contract with Minnesota until he was waived two weeks ago,
The Redskins mark the fifth stop in Bisnowaty’s short NFL career. Let’s hope it is a productive one for both the player and the team.