With the reported releases of tackles Willie Smith and Tom Compton, it looks like the Redskins will go with veteran Jordan Black as their main reserve offensive tackle.
The Redskins signed Black as a free agent shortly after training camp started. He has worked to learn the system and get his weight up. He was about 20 pounds under his playing weight after being out of the NFL last year.
According to media reports, the Redskins have offered Smith, who started three games at left tackle last year, a spot on their practice squad if he is not claimed by another team. He made the team as an undrafted free agent last year.
Compton also appears to be a prime candidate for the practice squad. He was the team’s sixth-round draft pick last year.