Redskins Sign Three Free Agents, Release Pugh, Place Two on IR
ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins have released safety Jordan Pugh and signed a trio of free agents as part of a bevy of roster moves made Tuesday.
The Redskins signed linebacker Josh Hull, long snapper Kyle Nelson and safety Trenton Robinson in an effort to replenish a special teams unit depleted by injury in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
In addition, long snapper Nick Sundberg and linebacker Bryan Kehl were placed on season ending injured reserve. Kehl suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and Sundberg tore the meniscus in his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Hull, 26, is a 2010 seventh round draft choice of the St. Louis Rams. Prior to his release during training camp this season, the 6-foot-3, 246-pound Penn State product appeared in 28 career games with one start.
Nelson, 27, is an NFL journeyman, having spent time with six organizations since originally signing with the New Orleans Saints as a college free agent out of New Mexico State in 2011. His career also includes stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks. He served as San Diego’s long snapper for the final six games of last season.
Robinson, 23, is a 2012 sixth round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers. The 5-foot-9, 193-pound Michigan State product appeared in first three games last season for the 49ers. He was released during training camp and signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on Sept. 2 where he spent a little more than a month. The safety, who played in East Lansing with Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, was released by Philadelphia on Oct. 8.