The Redskins began filling out their 10-man practice squad on Sunday afternoon, re-signing eight players they had cut 24 hours earlier.
When the Redskins announced a contract with free agent defensive back Tracy Porter in the offseason, most expected he would take over as the team's nickel corner.
In the coming days, position battles will turn fierce as the first round of roster cuts approach and bubble players begin to run out of time. On Aug. 26, teams must cut down to 75 players.
Cornerback is a question mark for the Redskins. DeAngleo Hall and David Amerson are penciled in as the starters, and the nickel back spot is still up for grabs.