The Washington Football Team has been making a lot of moves to the bottom of their roster/practice squad since cutting down to their initial 53-man roster.
After Peyton Barber was signed from the practice squad by the Las Vegas Raiders, the team signed RB Jonathan Williams to the practice squad. He had been with them all off-season, and was the obvious candidate to replace Barber.
We have signed RB Jonathan Williams to the practice squad— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 6, 2021
Jimmy Moreland was a surprising cut to a lot of people. The People's Corner was released with an injury designation (knee bruise) and reverted to IR. He was then released with an injury settlement and claimed by the Houston Texans. The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly had wanted to sign him after Week 1.
If Moreland were available and Washington wanted to re-sign him, it couldn’t until four weeks have passed.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 7, 2021
Washington released C Jon Tooth and signed Jaret Patterson's former college teammate from Buffalo T Evin Ksiezarczyk to the practice squad.
We have made the following roster moves:— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 7, 2021
—Signed T Evin Ksiezarczyk to the practice squad
—Released C Jon Toth pic.twitter.com/0McKJ2Atmw
Washington exercised the option to protect up to 4 players from the practice squad starting Tuesday. The protection ends after their weekly game is over. LBs Jordan Kunaszyk and Jared Norris, G Wes Martin, and DE Daniel Wise got that protection this week. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden did not.
Washington protected four practice-squad players this week:— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 8, 2021
LB Jordan Kunaszyk
LB Jared Norris
G Wes Martin
DE Daniel Wise
Washington hosted 4 players for workouts this week. Evin Ksiezarczyk was the only player to get a contract from the group.
Washington Football Team worked out Tristen Hoge, Evin Ksiezarczyk, Ito Smith, Kerrith Whyte,— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 7, 2021
Washington is allowed to elevate up to 2 players from the practice squad to the 53-man roster every week. Players are only allowed to be elevated twice before they have to be signed to the main roster. Washington chose to only elevate 1 player this week; LB Jared Norris is a valuable special teams contributor and has been called up to fill that role vs the Chargers this week. Washington will only have 5 inactive players tomorrow.
The Washington Football Team has elevated the following player from the practice squad:— Washington Football PR (@Wash_PR) September 11, 2021
LB Jared Norris
With this move, the Washington Football Team will have five inactive players on gameday.
That competition ended quickly. Kicker Eddy Pineiro was brought in as insurance for Dustin Hopkins. Rivera had said he could kick and punt and would also travel with the team for away games as insurance for both specialists. Those plans no longer involve Eddy Pineiro. We'll have to see if the team signs another kicker, or if they don't feel the need to carry one this season.
The Washington Football Team has released the following player from the practice squad:— Washington Football PR (@Wash_PR) September 11, 2021
K Eddy Pineiro
Update: Pineiro was released with an injury settlement
Fwiw, Eddy Pineiro was released with an injury settlement.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 11, 2021
Washington also worked out former New York Giants LB Devante Downs.
The Washington Football Team tried out LB Devante Downs, according to the transaction wire. He was a 7th-round pick by the Vikings in 2018 and was last with the Giants.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 11, 2021
And you’re not gonna believe this … but he played at California.