A flurry of roster moves this Monday afternoon, including a goodbye to a blog favorite.
The Redskins signed two wide receivers, although — bizarrely, to me — neither of them was actually involved in this past weekend’s minicamp. Roydell Williams was out of football last year, but spent the three years prior with the Tennesse Titans, where he enjoyed a fair amount of success — 55 catches for 719 yards and four touchdowns in 2007.
Trent Shelton, meanwhile, spent 2008′s training camp with the Indianapolis Colts before heading to the Seahawks’ practice squad. Here’s an excerpt from a blog post that ran on the Seattle Post Intelligencer’s blog in June after running on the Colts’ website in the preceding August. (It felt appropriate to use it, as if it’s following Shelton from stop to stop.)
“He’s done well on the special teams,” Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy said. “He’s gone in there and caught the ball well and he’s done a good job in practice. I thought he and (veteran wide receiver) Aaron (Moorehead) both kind of continued to build on what they’d done in practice, so that was good to see.”
Shelton, who caught 155 passes for 1,978 yards and 12 touchdowns while starting the past two seasons at Baylor, said he knows special teams is where he will or won’t make the Colts’ roster.
Five players were released as well: Isaiah Ross, John Halman, Ronnie Palmer, Brigham Harwell, and Devin Frischknecht.
A note on each of these guys: Halman was the tall wide receiver out of Concordia who received some love on the message boards, Frischknicht was the subject of one of my practice-field tweets, Palmer was misidentified as “Robbie” in the press release announcing his signing, and Brigham Harwell had a blog that has since disappeared. And Ross, who was on the practice squad last year, had time to become something of a blog favorite for his work in the Arena League and his opportunistic approach to having a locker next to Pete Kendall.
Good luck to all five of the departees, and I’ll have more on the two new receivers once I’ve actually seen them.
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