Roster Moves: #Redskins signed T Donald Penn, G Hugh Thornton and waived C Casey Dunn and G Tyler Catalina.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 31, 2019
The Redskins are reportedly signing LT Donald Penn(shortly after signing Corey Robinson), but they aren't done shuffling their offensive line depth. It was reported that the team is waiving Tyler Catalina who was spending time at tackle and guard this year in camp. The Redskins also waived center Casey Dunn with an injury designation.
In a move likely connected with Donald Penn's arrival, the Redskins are waiving OL Tyler Catalina, per source.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) July 31, 2019
The Redskins had 5 offensive linemen workout after practice yesterday. One of them was guard Hugh Thornton who hasn't played an NFL game since 2015. He signed with the Falcons in 2017, but announced his retirement due to chronic injuries. He started his comeback this year by signing with the Arizona Hotshots of the now defunct Alliance of American Football.
#Redskins have signed guard Hugh Thornton, according to NFL source. He’ll be at practice today, though I’d expect he’ll need a few days to get acclimated. Started 32 games at guard for Colts from ‘13-15, but leg injuries forced him to retire at 25. Healthy now. Add him to the mix— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) July 31, 2019
The Redskins are still dealing with the Trent Williams holdout, and the effect it is having on their offensive line during training camp. Ereck Flowers was signed to try to salvage his career as a guard, but was forced to play tackle for OTAs, mini-camp, and the start of training camp. Geron Christian Sr. and Chase Roullier had their first full team practices yesterday.
Washington has to find their starter at LG soon, and have been trying Wes Martin. The rookie has looked uneven in camp. Backups(and their backups) have been forced into starting roles due to injuries over the last two years. Finding capable depth is a big concern for this team, and they don't seem happy with what they have there.