The Redskins have put rookie cornerback Brandyn Thompson on waivers in order to make room for cornerback Phillip Buchanon.
The move was first reported by 106.7 The Fan and was later confirmed by Thompson to John Keim of the Washington Examiner.
Thompson was picked by the Redskins in the seventh round of the draft last April. He was the last reserve cornerback behind Kevin Barnes and Byron Westbrook. The addition of Buchanon would have pushed him further down the depth chart.
Keim reports that Thompson told him that the team planned to add him to the practice squad if he cleared waivers.