Sammis Reyes and Jaret Patterson will see their names on an NFL 53-man roster when the Washington Football Team officially announces their cuts this afternoon. Both players came in with long odds to make the team. Reyes was a former D1 basketball player who was converting to football, and learning the game as he went. Patterson was the team's only undrafted free agent signed after this year's draft. He put up record-setting numbers at Buffalo, but his size and school had a lot of team's overlooking him.
Both players were fan favorites early in their tenure here. Reyes was a physical specimen with a great backstory, and so much undeveloped potential. The Chilean Superman had a lot of teams interested, but he chose Washington, and knew he would get a chance to work with one of the best TEs coaches in the league(Pete Hoener). He needed a lot of work, but when he showed his blocking ability on the field in the first preseason game, he turned a lot of heads. He entered a TE competition with some veterans, but earned his spot.
Patterson made noise throughout training camp, and his hype was building daily. He did what many thought was impossible this year and knocked hype king Sammis Reyes off the Mason/Brennan Preseason Hype! throne with authority after his work in the preseason. Patterson also did what a lot of people didn't think would happen this year, made short-yardage specialist Peyton Barber expendable.
These are two great stories for Washington that will hopefully turn into great players for this offense. Both of them have a big chance to make an impact, and also improve their game at this level. Congratulations to both of them!
Per source: TE Sammis Reyes and CB Troy Apke will be on Washington's 53-man roster.— John Keim (@john_keim) August 31, 2021
Washington's RBs:— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 31, 2021