Wide receiver Rashad Ross during training camp in August. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

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.

E-mail a Redskins question to mike.jones@washpost.com, with the subject “Mailbag question,” and it might be answered in the Mailbag.

More from The Post:

Gruden to meet with Allen and Snyder later this week

Orakpo won’t speculate about future | Cousins wants to compete for job

Fancy Stats: Seven non-RGIII players Redskins should build around

Young: We need to look in mirror |  Moss wants to come back

More NFL:  Home page | Sports Bog | Early Lead | Fancy Stats | Fantasy

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