The Redskins on Monday made their first official offseason moves, signing eight players to futures contracts.
The team signed nose tackle Isaako Aaitui, offensive tackle Edawn Coughman, tight ends Chase Dixon and Je’Ron Hamm, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Rashad Ross, nose tackle Robert Thomas and cornerback Trey Wolfe to deals.
All eight players ended the 2014 season on Washington’s practice squad.
The moves of signing them to futures contracts ensures that the Redskins control those players’ rights throughout the offseason. Those players will take part in Washington’s offseason program and training camp, but aren’t guaranteed roster spots on the 2015 53-man roster.
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