Redskins cut Brandon Jenkins; Hurt returns

July, 27, 2014
Jul 27
3:35
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RICHMOND, Va. -- The Washington Redskins cut second-year linebacker Brandon Jenkins on Sunday, the same day he was constantly yelled at by his position coach, Brian Baker. They also announced that offensive lineman Maurice Hurt passed his physical and will be removed from the physically unable to perform list.

The Redskins also will work out defensive end Everette Brown on Monday, along with other players coach Jay Gruden said. The Redskins have 89 players on their roster, so if they sign Brown they would not have to make a corresponding move.

During the spring, Jenkins, a fifth-round pick in 2013, was having problems at outside linebacker but appeared to finish strong. Baker praised Jenkins' ability after the minicamp, and it appeared he and Rob Jackson would be in a fight to win the last outside linebacker position. However, Jenkins' stock quickly fell during camp and he was relegated to the third-team defense and was not working with the No. 2 nickel defense. Baker got on him a few times during practice Sunday, and it had become clear Jenkins was not impressing the coaches. He also did not help special teams, a no-no for a young linebacker. He was inactive for nine games last season.

As for Hurt, he still has a ways to go to impress the coaches enough to win a roster spot. Reporting to camp out of shape was a bad way to go about that. Hurt worked at right tackle in the spring but is behind Tom Compton and even rookie third-round pick Morgan Moses at that position. Hurt has played guard in the past as well.

Brown has started three games in parts of four NFL seasons. He played seven games for Dallas last season and has seven sacks in his career. He did not play in 2012.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter

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