John Beck and Donovan McNabb soon won’t be the only Redskins quarterbacks under contract. The team has added undrafted rookie Ben Chappell, according to NEPatriotsDraft.com, considered the top site for tracking undrafted rookies.
Chappell was a two-year starter at Indiana, where he put up some solid numbers. As a senior he threw for 3,295 yards and 24 touchdowns. He averaged 274.6 yards per game and had nine interceptions compared with 302 completions. He was listed at 6 feet 3, 240 pounds, so he has a sizable frame.
Read what you want into his signing. It’s not like the Redskins were going to enter camp with only a couple of quarterbacks.
The Redskins also added former East Carolina offensive lineman Willie Smith, according to ESPN 980. Smith measured 6 feet 5, 310 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine and started at left tackle for East Carolina his final two seasons there.
It’s probably not worth holding your breath for the entire list of Redskins undrafted free agent signings. Under Bruce Allen, the team doesn’t like to release player signings until the ink has dried on the contract. A few names will surely trickle out — such as North Carolina running back Shaun Draughn — but the full list probably won’t be known for another day or so.
Teams can begin signing rookies to contracts Tuesday at 10 a.m.