Marcus Baugh was added to Washington’s roster last March after spending a year on the Carolina Panthers injured reserve. He made the roster, but was released in October, signed to the practice squad, and then re-signed to the 53-man roster in December. Baugh was one of 4 TEs to play last year, and had the 3rd-most snaps on offense.
Washington needed an upgrade at TE this year, with only Logan Thomas producing last season. Jeremy Sprinkle left in free agency and signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Now Marcus Baugh has been released. Temarrick Hemingway is the only TE besides Thomas who played a snap on offense last year.
We have released TE Marcus Baugh pic.twitter.com/VDjsv3B5hr— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) May 10, 2021
Washington has been making moves over the last month at tight end that made Baugh expendable. Last month they signed Sammis Reyes, a former basketball player who just switched to football, and is an athletic freak. He is nothing but potential right now, but there were reportedly 20+ NFL teams who were interested after his workout.
Then the draft happened, and some people expected Ron Rivera to pick up a tight end as early as the second round. That didn't happen, and they also passed in the 3rd round. The 4th round brought Washington their new TE, Boise State's John Bates.
Washington then signed former Kansas City Chiefs TE Deon Yelder, and the TE room got more crowded. They also have Dylan Cantrell and Tyrone Swoopes who were late editions to the practice squad last year. They were both signed to reserve/future contracts, and are definitely bottom of the depth chart guys.