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Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Thompson is waived to make room for Buchanon

The Washington Redskins have waived rookie cornerback Brandyn Thompson to make room on the 53-man roster for veteran defensive back Phillip Buchanon, according to 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen.


Brandyn Thompson dives and missed Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mossis Madu during the preseason. (Toni L. Sandys - Washington Post)
Thompson, whom the Redskins drafted in the seventh round out of Boise State, had appeared in two games and recorded two tackles this season. His agent didn’t immediately respond to a message left for him.

If he clears waivers, he is likely to be brought back as a member of Washington’s practice squad.

Buchanon had missed the first four games of the season while serving a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He went through his first practice of the regular season on Tuesday, and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that the 10th-year veteran could help the Redskins right away.

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