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Washington claims DE Casey Toohill off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles

New DE!

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The Washington Football Team made a roster move today! The Philadelphia Eagles released their 2020 7th round pick, DE Casey Toohill, yesterday. Washington put in a waiver claim for the former Stanford defensive lineman, and now have Toohill under his rookie contract. Toohill(6’4”, 250 lbs) was a 1 year starter at Stanford(2019) and he had 57 tackles, 8 sacks, 1 pass defended, and a forced fumble.

“I think when camp opened, Casey was probably fighting an uphill battle,” Howie Roseman said after the initial roster cutdown. “We had a chance as a staff to kind of watch all those defensive ends together and watch all their reps kind of like one after the other, like we would do if we were scouting other teams, and I think the thing that stands out with Casey is he’s got the tools in his body and he has the explosiveness in his body. He’s got a relentless motor, and happy for that kid that he’s got an opportunity to be on the 53.”

Washington received a roster exemption, so no corresponding roster moves are needed yet.

The Washington Football Team has been granted an exemption from the league and will be allowed to carry 54 players while Toohill undergoes the mandated six days of pre-entry COVID-19 testing.