ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees was among four players waived by the Washington Redskins on Saturday to make room on the roster for four free agents to sign with the team.

The move comes just one week after Rees signed with the club as an undrafted free agent. He participated in the Redskins rookie minicamp this week in Ashburn.

Rees said that other teams were interested in signing him, but felt Washington was the best fit because of Jay Gruden’s reputation and the offensive coaching staff.

He would have faced strong competition from Colt McCoy for a potential third spot on the depth chart behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.

In addition to Rees, the Redskins also waived veteran safety Jose Gumbs. He signed a one-year deal to return in March.

Gumbs, 26, appeared in eight games with one start for the Redskins last season. He notched one interception and eight tackles while also contributing on special teams.

The Redskins also waived defensive lineman Chris Davenport and tight end Kevin Perry.

With the additional roster space, Washington signed defensive end Frank Kearse who was released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week. The Alabama A&M product was originally a seventh-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2011. His career also includes stints with the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans.

Also signed were three players who were given tryouts during this week’s rookie minicamp. They are cornerbacks Courtney Bridget (Hampton) and Blake Sailors (Georgia) and safety Ross Madison (Toledo).

Check out a full list of the 38 players given tryouts by the Redskins at the minicamp.


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