Here’s your noon Redskins’ roster update

The Washington Redskins’ 53-man roster continues to take shape as the team begins a second round of cuts.

The Redskins have informed six-year veteran cornerback David Jones that he will be released, according to a person of knowledge of the situation. The move leaves the Redskins with four cornerbacks: DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, Cedric Griffin and rookie Richard Crawford, for now.

In addition to Jones, the Redskins cut second-year corner Brandyn Thompson earlier Friday.

To recount, here’s a list of the players who have been informed of their releases thus far, according to people with knowledge of the situation and various media reports:

OFFENSE
WR Terrence Austin
C Erik Cook
T Tom Compton
QB Jonathan Crompton
C Erik Cook
RB Tristan Davis
OL Grant Garner
OL Willie Smith

DEFENSE
CB Travon Bellamy
NT Marlon Favorite
NT Delvon Johnson
LB Donnell Holt
LB Bryan Kehl
LB Brian McNally
CB Brandyn Thompson
DE Doug Worthington

That’s 16 players so far with another six to go by 9 p.m.


Terrence Austin takes off during the Aug. 25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. (Nick Wass/Associated Press)

As of mid-day Friday, receivers Aldrick Robinson, Anthony Armstrong and Dezmon Briscoe had yet to hear word of their fates. Meanwhile, rookie safety Jordan Bernstine (a member of another crowded position) had been told that he is making the team, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Reed Doughty and DeJon Gomes also have made the team.

As of now, that means the Redskins will carry six safeties and four cornerbacks. The Redskins feel comfortable with their secondary though, because safeties Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson and DeJon Gomes all played cornerback in college, which gives them some flexibility at that position.

Stay tuned …

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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