Redskins finalize practice squad

September 3, 2012
Redskins fill out practice squad
(Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

The Washington Redskins on Monday announced the signings of five more players to round out their practice squad.

The team also put running back Tristan Davis and fullback Dorson Boyce on injured reserve. Both were injured in the preseason finale and released on Friday. Having passed through waivers, they return to the Redskins’ practice squad.

Coach Mike Shanahan on Saturday confirmed the additions of defensive end Doug Worthington and tackle Tom Compton, who both were in camp with the team. The coach also said the team had signed wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux.

The new additions to the eight-man squad are as follows:

RB Antwon Bailey – The 5-foot-7, 195-pound Syracuse product was in training camp with the Redskins.

LB Darryl Gamble – A 6-2, 255-pound Georgia product appeared in five games for the San Diego Chargers last season.

FB Robert Hughes – The 5-11, 235-pound former Notre Dame standout went undrafted in 2011 and spent time with the Chicago Bears last season, and was in camp with Tampa Bay this year.

TE Deangelo Peterson – The 6-3, 243-pounder played for LSU before spending the preseason with St. Louis this year.

DL Jason Shirley – The 6-5, 329-pound Fresno State product was a fifth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008. He has spent time with the Seahawks, Panthers and Colts as well.

As members of the practice squad, the players go through practices and meetings just as a normal member of the 53-man roster, but do not dress for games.

Last season, guard Maurice Hurt and running back Evan Royster both opened the year on the practice squad before eventually being promoted to the 53-man roster. Both wound up starting during the season.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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Mike Jones · September 3, 2012