Redskins add collection of undrafted rookies

The Washington Redskins have added a number of undrafted free agents to their roster.

The Redskins have added two offensive linemen, Utah center Tevita Stevens and Florida tackle Xavier Nixon; an inside linebacker in UAB’s Marvin Burdett; and two wide receivers in New Haven’s Jason Thompson and U-Conn.’s Nick Williams. The team also has extended a rookie minicamp invitation to McNeese State cornerback Seth Thomas. Those moves are all according to the players’ agents. The team has yet to announce its signings, and more are likely to follow.

Here’s some information on each of them.

Stevens – a 6-foot-1, 307-pound senior who started four seasons for Utah. He started out as a right guard and didn’t allow a sack in 13 games in 2009. He then moved to center, where he spent the next three seasons.

Nixon – a 6-foot-6, 321-pound senior, saw time at both left and right tackle for the Gators, starting 33 of 46 games. He is considered to have top-level athleticism, but low-round consistency, according to one scouting report.

Thompson – A 6-3, 190-pound wide receiver, Thompson clocked a 40-yard dash time of 4.47-seconds in a pre-draft workout. He recorded 44 catches for 881 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012.

Burdett – A 5-9, 232-pound inside linebacker, Burdett led the nation in tackles per game (13.08). He set a UAB single-season record with 147 tackles, and set a school record with 406 career tackles.

Williams – The 5-10, 184-pound Williams recorded 30 catches for 334 yards but no touchdowns as a senior. A standout return man, he averaged a U-Conn.-record 28.3 yards per kick return and also averaged 12.0 yards per punt return as a senior. Two punt returns went for touchdowns.

Thomas – A 5-foot-8, 194-pound cornerback, he recorded 42 tackles and three interceptions as a senior.

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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