Well, I suggested at the end of yesterday’s post about the cuts that it might not be goodbye to all of the cut guys, and that certainly turned out to be the case. The initial seven members of the 2010 Redskins practice squad come from the team’s cut list, including three 2010 draft picks (and one 2008 draft pick).
Practice squad players, for those unfamiliar, practice with the team, attend meetings with the team, and are generally treated like members of the roster. But they are not available to play in games unless they are first signed to the active roster, and they can also be signed to the active rosters of other NFL teams.
This is a way of keeping promising young WR Terrence Austin around and letting him develop for a bit longer — and for those of you (like @HomerMcFanboy) who don’t think that the practice squad is a valuable tool for developing young guys, may I point you for the quadriollionth time to the story of Anthony Armstrong, for one. (Or Devin Aromashodu, for a frustrating second example.)
Anyhow, here’s the full list of guys: Read more »
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