The Redskins cut nine players Sunday afternoon as they began the process of reducing their roster to 75 by Tuesday’s deadline.
The biggest name to get cut was veteran outside linebacker Rob Jackson, who had been with the Redskins since 2008. He told me in a text message that he was not surprised by the decision. He had started to get a sense that his job was in jeopardy when he stopped getting special teams reps. The 28-year-old lined up for 18 plays against the Ravens, but none on special teams.
Washington also cut fullback Stephen Campbell, wide receiver Cody Hoffman, linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough, wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, safety Ross Madison, defensive end Jake McDonough, linebacker Adrian Robinson and defensive end Jeremy Towns.
At 6-4, Cody Hoffman, a former standout at BYU, was the tallest receiver on the Redskins’ roster. He did not catch a pass in three preseason games.
Jackson and Robinson getting cut sets up a potentially intriguing battle between Everette Brown and Gabe Miller for the fourth outside linebacker position. Both saw extensive time on special teams against the Ravens.