By Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir
The Redskins have signed veteran cornerback David Jones and have waived cornerback Chase Minnifield from their physically unable to perform list. The roster moves were announced on the team’s Twitter feed.
If Minnifield is not claimed by another team, he will revert to the Redskins’ injured reserve list.
Minnifield was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia. According to many scouts, he would have been a mid-round draft pick had he not undergone microfracture surgery on his knee earlier this year.
He flashed some ability during the offseason practices and drew praise from the coaches. It was reported last week, however, that he would start training camp on the PUP list, meaning that he could not pass his physical to participate in practice.
According to Brad Blank, Minnifield’s agent, the player reinjured his knee during either OTA’s or minicamp. He required another surgery that was performed by Dr. James Andrews recently in Birmingham. Blank was not specific about the procedure but he did say that it was not as serious as the microfracture.
Blank thinks that the new injury will knock Minnifield out for the season. “It could be less,” he said. “But I don’t think that the Redskins’ plan [for him to return to the field this year]. I [also] don’t think he’ll get claimed by another team.”
Blank said that Minnifield will rehab in Asburn if he does clear waivers.
Jones, 26, was a fifth-round draft pick of the Saints in 2007. He has played in 54 games in five seasons with the Bengals and Jaguars and has one career interception.