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It appears that we have our answer to the Colt vs. Chase competition.
None of the above.
Daniel just confirmed via Twitter that he has been placed on waivers. According to that message, the team told him that they would like him to be on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
ESPN and Jason Reid of the Post both reported earlier that Daniel had been cut but that he is not expected to be offered a practice squad spot.
There is a press conference schedule for 6:00 today and perhaps some light will be shed on the subject then.
Brennan has been placed on injured reserve with a torn hamstring and a hip that will need surgery. He will not be eligible to be on the active roster this year.
There is speculation that the Redskins will be in the market for a #3 quarterback. I would speculate, not so fast. If they sign a third-string QB this week they will essentially be guaranteeing his salary for the entire season. That is the rule if a veteran player is on the 53-man roster for the first game.
It's probably better to go into the Giants game with just Jason Campbell and Todd Collins on the roster. Should a disaster occur, Antwaan Randle El could serve as the emergency quarterback. Then, after that game, they could sign someone off the street and not be on the hook for a quarterback's salary—which usually is higher than the minimum even for third-string veterans—should a better option come along.
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In a move that was not at all surprising, the Washington Redskins today waived-injured wide receiver Roydell Williams. A broken finger that required surgery would have sidelined Williams until September and the Redskins were unable to wait for a marginal veteran prospect to heal.
The replacement veteran is former Seahawk D. J. Hackett, who finally joins the Redskins after a couple of flirtations. They talked to him during the 2008 free agency period and also right after this year's draft. Jim Zorn is well familiar with Hackett from the days both spend in Seattle.
The irony in replacing an injured player with Hackett is that Hackett can't seem to stay healthy either. He has played in just 15 games the past two years combined due to an assortment of ailments. He is just 28 and if he can stay on the field he has a good shot at making the roster.
The team also signed Michael Marquardt, a first-year defensive lineman out of Arizona State.
Nobody was signed to give the ailing offensive line a boost. It seems that the preference is to give some solid practice time to some of the younger players like Chad Rinehart and Devin Clark and see how it shakes out. Certainly, it would be preferable to have someone from within that system step up and show and ability to be a quality backup rather than signing someone off of the street.
The Redskins announced that they have waived defensive tackle Vaka Manupuna. The 27-year-old has had a couple of stints with the Redskins in camp and one with the Jets without ever appearing in an NFL regular-season game.
Unfortunately for Manupuna, he won't be able to return to his former employer. He played with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League this past winter. The AFL recently announced that it will suspend operations for 2009.