The Washington Football Team made a couple of moves today, swapping out a practice squad WR and TE. A lot of people thought Hale Hentges had a shot to develop into something after the limited chances he had last season. He played in 11 games last season, starting 4 of them. He finished with 8 catches for 103 yards and a TD. Hentges was beaten out in training camp by Logan Thomas, Jeremy Sprinkle, and Marcus Baugh. He was signed to the practice squad, and was someone local reporters thought the team wanted to keep. That ended today with his release from the practice, and likely the end of his time with Washington.
Hentges will be replaced by TE Temarrick Hemingway, a 6th round pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. He broke his fibula his rookie season, and went to IR, the following year, he was released and signed to the Rams practice squad. He was then picked up by the Denver Broncos, making their roster after a short stint on their practice squad. Hemingway was waived last May, and picked up by the Carolina Panthers. He spent the year on their practice squad, but was released two weeks ago. Now he gets the chance to work with his former coaching staff in Washington.
WR Shelton Gibson was also released from the practice squad. The former Philadelphia Eagles 5th round pick was added to the initial practice squad 10 days ago, but didn’t do enough in practice to keep that spot. He is being replaced by WR Jeff Badet, who was the #4 overall pick in the XFL draft. He was an undrafted free agent from Oklahoma that was signed by the Minnesota Vikings after the 2018 draft. He didn’t make it past the final roster cuts, and was out of football until getting picked by the Dallas Renegades earlier this year. Badet is a burner, running a 4.27 at Oklahoma’s Pro Day.
We have signed two players to the Practice Squad.https://t.co/PnAzgl7fFE— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 17, 2020
Washington is releasing TE Hale Hentges from the practice squad, per source. Played 11 games last season.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 17, 2020
Reported yesterday WFT planned to signed ex-Panthers TE Temmarick Hemingway.
Washington also signing WR Jeff Badet to PS per his agent, @WillSarubbi.