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Redskins sign eight to practice squad

8/31/2014

The Redskins signed eight players to their practice squad and will add a ninth once he clears waivers. Every player they signed was with the team this summer.

Washington signed tight end Ted Bolser, corner Richard Crawford, corner Chase Minnifield, offensive lineman Tevita Stevens, safety Phillip Thomas, nose tackle Robert Thomas, running back Chris Thompson and receiver Nick Williams. They waived Akeem Davis from the 53-man roster after claiming safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers. They will sign Davis to the practice squad once he clears waivers, according to a source.

All of the eight signed players were cut by Washington in the last week. The player missing from the list: rookie running back Lache Seastrunk. The Redskins could add one more player to the practice squad for a total of 10.

Of the eight signed, four were former draft picks: Bolser (seventh round, 2014), Crawford (seventh round, 2012), Thomas (fourth round, 2013) and Thompson (fifth round, 2013). The latter two had their chances hurt because of injury issues: Thomas has a sore foot, the same one that needed Lisfranc surgery last year; and Thompson has had durability questions.