Redskins sign Texas All-American to practice squad

Redskins sign Texas All-American to practice squad
September 2, 2014, 4:30 pm
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The Redskins have added the son of a former longtime Cowboy to their practice squad.

Jackson Jeffcoat—a linebacker out of Texas and the son of Jim Jeffcoat—was signed to the 10-man practice squad on Tuesday, the team announced.

As a senior, Jackson Jeffcoat led the Longhorns in tackles (86), tackles for a loss (22), sacks (13) and quarterback pressures (19). He was a consensus All-American, the Big 12 defensive player of the year and claimed the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive end, the award Brian Orakpo captured in 2008. The elder Jeffcoat registered 102.5 sacks in 15 NFL seasons, 12 of which were spent in Dallas.

Jackson Jeffcoat (6-3, 253) was signed as a college free agent by the Seahawks in May and waived last week.

In addition to adding Jeffcoat, the Redskins also signed offensive lineman Braxston Cave to the practice squad. Cave (6-3, 305) spent last season on the Patriots’ practice squad.

To make room for Jeffcoat and Cave, the Redskins released center Tevita Stevens and linebacker Chaz Sutton from the practice squad. Sutton had been signed Monday.