Need to Know: Every years some players come off of the bench and step into prominent roles.
The Redskins signed eight players to reserve/futures contract this week. Among them:
NT Isaako Aaitui (6-4, 307), UNLV.
OT Edawn Coughman (6-4, 313), Shaw.
The Washington Redskins have released second-year linebacker Gabe Miller, and nose tackle Robert Thomas, the team has announced.
Former Arkansas nose tackle Robert Thomas has been signed to the Redskins active roster from the team's practice squad, Washington announced in a statement Thursday afternoon.