CB Courtney Bridget Jr. goes unclaimed, placed on IR


(Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

RICHMOND – Injured cornerback Courtney Bridget Jr. passed through waivers unclaimed and now will revert to Washington’s injured reserve list, according to the NFL’s daily transaction report.

The 6 feet 3, 195-pound Bridget tore the labrum in his right shoulder during Monday’s practice and had an MRI the following day. It was learned that he will need surgery and will miss the entire season. Washington waived him Wednesday. Because he went unclaimed and reverts to the team’s injured reserve list, Washington retains Bridget’s rights.

Meanwhile, starting right tackle Tyler Polumbus rejoined his team after missing the last two practices to tend to a personal matter.

Polumbus went through Thursday’s afternoon walkthrough.

Coach Jay Gruden said that the team doesn’t yet know the extent of the injury that rookie wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. suffered Thursday morning. Rice, the son of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, left the practice session after injuring his shoulder.

Gruden said the team was still waiting for the results of the tests, but added, “It’s pretty significant, I believe.”

The Redskins earlier this month signed Rice, who went undrafted out of UNLV.

Have a Redskins question? Send an e-mail to mike.jones@washpost.com with the subject line “Mailbag question,” and it might be answered on Tuesday in The Mailbag.

What’s ahead:

Washington is back on the field Friday morning at 8:35. Here’s our camp guide, if you’re planning to attend.

Also from The Post:

Mike Jones’s observations from Day 8 | Photo gallery

Backup guards will have to play both sides

Griffin: Pass-catching back will help the offense

Clark and Moss perfect the art of playing into their mid-30s

More NFL coverage: Home page | D.C. Sports Bog | The Early Lead | Fancy Stats

Follow: @MikeJonesWaPo | @lizclarketweet | @JReidPost | @Insider

 

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.

sports

football-insider

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Next Story
Liz Clarke · July 31, 2014