The Washington Redskins have continued to add to their rookie class in the days following the NFL draft, and on Tuesday they announced the signing of eight undrafted free agents.
Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (5-foot-10, 176 pounds), Duke wide receiver T.J. Rahming (5-10, 170), Tennessee State offensive tackle Chidi Okeke (6-6, 315), Oregon tight end Elkanah Dillon (6-5, 256), Washington safety JoJo McIntosh (6-1, 205), Michigan offensive tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty (6-6, 318), McNeese State linebacker B.J. Blunt (6-1, 220) and Marshall defensive lineman Ryan Bee (6-7, 280) signed free agent deals with the Redskins.
The team also released several players Tuesday: defensive back Alex Carter, guard Kyle Fuller, offensive tackle Darius James, wide receiver Tre McBride, defensive back Harlan Miller and guard Salesi Uhatafe.
The Redskins added receiving help in the draft by selecting Ohio State’s Terry McLaurin in the third round and N.C. State’s Kelvin Harmon in the sixth, and they brought in more depth at the position with a pair of four-year contributors in Sims (2,582 receiving yards, 19 touchdowns) and Rahming (2,919 yards, 13 TDs).
Safety was a position of need that the Redskins didn’t address in the draft, and McIntosh was a three-year starter for the Pac-12 champion Huskies.
Washington’s rookie minicamp begins May 10.
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