Reports: Redskins sign 12 undrafted players

Reports: Redskins sign 12 undrafted players
April 29, 2012, 2:43 pm
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Before the draft, the Redskins had 68 players under contract. During the three days of the draft, they selected nine players and released quarterback John Beck. Since unsigned draftees now count towards the expanded roster limit of 90, they had 76 players when the draft ended.According to various media reports and other sources, the Redskins have signed 12 undrafted players. That will give them a total of 88 meaning that they can add two more players.The Redskins will hold a rookie minicamp next weekend. The draft picks and undrafted rookies will participate as well as others who will try out for remaining roster spots.Here are the 12 undrafted free agents the Redskins have signed via various media reports and other sources:Kelvin Bolden, WR, Southern Miss: 6-0, 160 lbs. Bolden was on the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list, caught 58 passes for 671 yards and seven TDsLennon Creer, RB, Louisiana Tech: 5-10, 215 lbs. Averaged 1,000 yards and 9.5 touchdowns his last two seasons.Grant Garne, C, Oklahoma State: 6-3, 304 lbs. Garne was the big 12 offensive lineman of the year.Darius Hanks, WR, Alabama: 6-0, 180 lbs. Just 26 receptions in 2011 in the Crimson Tides run-oriented offense.D.J. Holt, ILB, Cal: 6-1, 250 lbs. Last year posted 82 tackles and six sacks at Cal.Marcus Hyde, DE, William & Mary: 6-2, 250 lbs. At his size it appears that he will convert to an outside linebacker.Lance Lewis, WR, East Carolina: 6-3, 209 lbs. One scouting report compared his skills to those of Brandon Lloyd.Vaughn Metaoga, DL, Hawaii: 6-2, 294 lbs. Will move to defensive end.Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia: 5-10, 183 lbs. Many analysts had him as a mid-round pick but injury concerns (knee) likely cost him.Brian McNalley, DE, New Hampshire: 6-3, 265 lbs. Had 28.5 sacks, probably will move to outside linebacker.Michael Shaw, RB, Michigan: 6-1, 187 lb. Gained 1001 yards on 190 attempts in four seasons with the Wolverines.Eain Smith, S, West Virginia: 5-11, 205 lbs. Mostly a part-time player for the Mountaineers, had 60 tackles and two interceptions in four years.