After four preseason games and endless hours spent under the sun, the Washington Redskins are making their final preparations for the regular season opener.
Lache Seastrunk seemed destined to make the Redskins’ 53-man roster, until he wasn’t. But there’s a reason he didn’t survive the final cut.
Although Duke Ihenacho’s status for the season-opener is uncertain, when he became available, the secondary-thin Redskins knew they had to have him.
The Redskins signed eight players to their practice squad on Sunday and have a tentative agreement pending with another, according to a league source.
In need of depth at the safety position, the Redskins claimed strong safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers from the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
After almost six weeks of analysis and discussion, practices and games, the Redskins finalized their 53-man roster on Saturday afternoon.
A competition that lasted all through training camp ended with a surprise winner on Saturday when the Redskins cut three running backs, including one they drafted this past spring, and kept undrafted college free agent Silas Redd on the final 53-man roster.
The Redskins took a step toward finalizing their 53-man roster on Friday by waiving eight players, including cornerback Richard Crawford.
Redskins starters will not play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Thursday’s preseason finale, coach Jay Gruden said on Tuesday.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will take the majority of the snaps in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That’s when the fight against human nature begins.