Dezmon Briscoe makes Redskins’ roster as team announces cut to 52 players

Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe is on the Washington Redskins’ roster at the end of Friday’s maneuvering.

The Redskins, for now, reduced their roster to 52 players, one fewer than the league-required reduction to 53 players. That leaves room for the addition of one player.

Briscoe led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with six touchdown catches last season and had two touchdown catches for the Redskins this preseason after being claimed off waivers following his release by the Buccaneers.

He was facing a numbers crunch at wide receiver, and his chances to make the roster seemed to be diminished somewhat when he didn’t play on special teams in Wednesday’s preseason finale against the Buccaneers. But, barring further moves, he will be on the Redskins’ roster for the Sept. 9 season opener at New Orleans.

Linebacker Markus White and fullback Dorson Boyce were among the players released Friday.

The team also announced that it had placed defensive end Kentwan Balmer, who left the Redskins during training camp, on the reserve-left squad list. The Redskins previously had received a roster exemption for him.

The Redskins announced their cuts just after the 9 p.m. deadline for NFL teams to reduce their rosters to 53 players each. The Redskins, like other teams, can sign eight players to their practice squad beginning Saturday at noon.

The Redskins announced that they had waived wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, wideout Terrence Austin, cornerback Travon Bellamy, Boyce, offensive tackle Tom Compton, center Erik Cook, quarterback Jonathan Crompton, running back Tristan Davis, defensive tackle Marlon Favorite, center Grant Garner, linebacker Donnell Holt, defensive tackle Delvin Johnson, linebacker Brian McNally, tight end Richard Quinn, offensive tackle Willie Smith, cornerback Brandyn Thompson, White and defensive end Doug Worthington.

The team announced the release of running back Tim Hightower, cornerback David Jones, linebacker Bryan Kehl and defensive end Darrion Scott. The Redskins confirmed the indefinite suspension without pay of safety Tanard Jackson for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Dezmon Briscoe

Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, whose chances to make the Redskins seemed diminished earlier in the week, was still on the roster after the 9 p.m. deadline to make cuts.

 

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