WASHINGTON — Roster cuts are a brutal aspect of the NFL, but good stories often emerge from them, as well.
For all the players who get cut, many find their way back to an NFL practice squad, and others get picked up for other teams’ active rosters. Logan Paulsen is one of those players.
On Sunday, Paulsen signed with the Chicago Bears.
He was claimed by Chicago barely 24 hours after being released by the Redskins, and ESPN’s John Keim reports he had several suitors.
Paulsen was something of a fan favorite in Washington for years, and several Redskins beat writers expressed condolences when he was released.
Paulsen’s release was not an issue of an inability to contribute, which is why multiple teams were interested in him. The Redskins simply had too many other players at the tight end position: Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis and Niles Paul all made the team, and Derek Carrier is on the PUP list.
Fan allegiance aside, Washington fans should be happy to see the longtime Redskin getting another chance.