ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins trimmed their roster to 75 players on Monday by trading cornerback Kevin Barnes to the Detroit Lions and parting ways with 13 others.
The releases brought an end to this preseason’s kicking battle with incumbent Graham Gano winning the job (or so it would have appeared).
“It’s always a tough cut,” says Mike Shanahan, “especially when people are working their hearts out to make the football team.”
Washington released pair of veteran offensive lineman in James Lee and Tony Moll.
The team also waived the following players: Quarterback Jonathan Crompton, running backs Antwon Bailey and Lennon Creer, wide receivers Samuel Kirkland and Lance Lewis (waived-injured), offensive lineman Chris Campbell and Nick Martinez, tight end Beau Reliford, linebacker Monte Lewis and cornerback Morgan Trent (reached injury settlement).
Right-tackle Jammal Brown has been put on the PUP list as he will miss four-to-six weeks after hip surgery today. Cornerback Kevin Barnes was traded to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. The likely condition is he must make the Lions final roster.
The Redskins have until 9 p.m. Friday to decide pair the roster down to the league mandated 53-man limit.
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan had to say following the first round of cuts today.