This week Redskins cornerback Brandyn Thompson was signed to the active roster from the practice squad for the third time this year. It is unlikely that he will be returning to the practice squad again this year.
Thompson is a wanted man.
Mike Shanahan revealed today that another team made an offer sign Thompson.
“We had a chance to lose Brandyn or bring him up on our squad and we wanted him on our football team,” said Shanahan. “We didn’t want to lose him.”
Under NFL rules it is perfectly legal to sign players from other teams’ practice squads. The only stipulation is that the player must stay on the signing team’s 53-man roster for at least three weeks.
The Redskins drafted Thompson in the seventh round out of Boise State. He made the roster coming out of training camp and has spent the year going between the active roster and the practice squad. He has been active for six of the Redskins’ 11 games and he played in two of them.