Yesterday was the first day that NFL teams could waive players and the Redskins wasted no time in releasing defensive back Domonique “D. J.” Johnson.
The Redskins signed Johnson to their practice squad in Week 8 and moved him to the active roster in Week 10. He played mostly on special teams until nickel back Cedric Griffin was suspended for violation of the league’s PED policy. He played some nickel against the Ravens and Browns but he gave up a long touchdown pass against Cleveland and he played only sparingly after that.
Also, the suspension of tackle Jordan Black was lifted. He was the Redskins reserve tackle until he received a PED-related suspension with two games to go in the season. He is a free agent and the Redskins may or may not bring back the 33-year-old. If he does sign with any NFL team he will be able to participate fully in the offseason program, training camp and preseason games but he would be suspended for one regular season game.