The Washington Redskins made another roster move this weekend, signing defensive lineman Khairi Clark and waiving defensive back DeJuan Neal. This appears to be primarily roster churn likely driven by mild, short-term injury to Caleb Brantley (foot) and knee soreness that limited Tim Settle’s snaps in the second pre-season game.
Clark is a UDFA, who was briefly with the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason after finishing a 4-year career at Florida. He’s 6’1” and 311 pounds of interior lineman. Clark was a rotational player at Florida who racked up between 13 and 16 tackles every year. He also managed a sack in each of his 4 seasons with the Gators.
Clark was signed by Jacksonville immediately following the draft, but he was waived just a month later, in the first week of June, barely making a ripple on his way through town.
Khairi Clark was a career backup at Florida; he lasted a month with Jacksonville and was waived before the pre-season training really got underway significantly. The Redskins have a deep and talented defensive line that features two first round draft picks from Alabama. Even after taking into account the depth that the team has in Matt Ioannidis, Tim Settle and Caleb Brantley, undrafted college free agent Ryan Bee has flashed in two pre-season games already. Clark looks to be nothing much more than a practice dummy while Settle and Brantley heal up ahead of the regular season opener.
There’s really nothing to see here folks.