WASHINGTON — Monday brought a distressing wave of injury news for the Redskins three days out from the start of training camp.
The team announced it has waived strong safety Kyshoen Jarrett, who suffered a shoulder injury that resulted in nerve damage in Washington’s final regular season game against Dallas in 2015, after the former Virginia Tech star failed a physical.
Jarrett, a sixth-round pick by Washington in 2015, did not appear to be improving strength in his shoulder in the months after the season, the result of lingering nerve damage.
“[Jarrett] doesn’t have much strength right now,” coach Jay Gruden said at the NFL owners’ meetings in March. “It’s not firing to give him strength. It’s going to take some time. Don’t know how much time that’s going to be yet. Something that we can’t predict really.”
By May, Jarrett had seen multiple specialists, but the team would not disclose the findings of those visits.
This news came out moments after 106.7 The Fan’s Brian McNally had learned of another injured player, linebacker Junior Galette, suffering his second torn Achilles’ tendon in consecutive years.
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Gallete had already been working his way back from a torn left Achilles, an injury he sustained during training camp last August, and this week sustained the same injury in his right Achilles’ tendon.
Jarrett’s release brings the Redskins’ roster to 88 players — with a maximum of 90 players allowed by the start of camp.
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