WASHINGTON — Nothing is set in stone as far as roster spots go until after 4 p.m. on Tuesday. As such, there is still some fluidity with the Redskins roster, despite the initial cutdown to 53 players on Saturday.
On Monday, two new faces were at the Redskins practice: defensive tackle Louis Nix III and tight end Wes Saxton.
Both players are likely destined for the team’s practice squad. However, after the team made its first wave of practice squad signings on Sunday, only one spot remained.
The first was Saxton, who last played for the Jets. He is listed at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds on the Jets website. He went undrafted out of South Alabama in 2015, then he signed on with the Jets for the 2015 season. He did not record a catch in the regular season.
Nix is a player with a great deal of talent, as evidenced by his lofty draft position (3rd round in 2014). However, he’s dealt with injuries throughout his career and has hardly ever taken the field during the regular season.
To fit him on the practice squad, something had to happen. Evidently, fullback Joe Kerridge was not on the field Monday.
More details on this story to come.