The Redskins made the Treyvon Hester signing official over an hour after it was reported. They also announced that they have completed their 10-man practice squad by signing OLB Chris Odom, who was cut by the Falcons.
The Redskins had two open spots in their 53-man roster after placing RB Shaun Wilson and OLB Jordan Brailford on IR yesterday. They have filled one of those spots by signing former Philadelphia Eagles DT Treyvon Hester. The Redskins previously only had 5 defensive linemen on the roster, and two of them[Tim Settle (knee) and Caleb Brantley (Lisfranc)] have been dealing with injuries during the preseason.
Hester (6'2", 300lbs) was a 7th round pick for the Raiders in 2017. Hester has been rostered for 28 games, starting one game for Oakland in 2017, and one for the Eagles last year. His claim to fame is tipping the Cody Parkey double doink FG miss against the Bears in last year's playoffs.
This is interesting, considering they're playing each other this Sunday: #Redskins are expected to sign DT Treyvon Hester to their 53-man roster, not practice squad.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 2, 2019
Another ex-Eagle joining Washington (they claimed RB Wendell Smallwood off waivers on Sunday).
One more spot open on the Redskins 53 after the addition of Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo. Gap shooting rotational DT. He will provide insurance for Brantley or Settle. Different player, though.— Steve (@SteveDraft_) September 2, 2019
He’s quick, gets into the backfield. Wonder how he’ll fare as a 2-gapper there. Got a hand on the double-doink missed FG in the playoffs, and blocked another one this preseason. Good kid.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) September 2, 2019