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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Redskins sign four, cut Jose Gumbs

By John Keim

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Redskins signed four players who were in camp on a tryout basis – and also waived veteran Jose Gumbs.

Washington signed defensive end Frank Kearse (Alabama A&M), corner Courtney Bridget (Hampton), safety Ross Madison (Toledo) and corner Blake Sailors (Georgia). Dallas cut Kearse earlier in the week. He was a seventh-round draft pick by Miami in 2011.

To make room, and stay at the maximum 90 players, the Redskins waived Gumbs, nose tackle Chris Davenport, tight end Kevin Perry and quarterback Tommy Rees. Gumbs appeared in eight games, starting one, for Washington last season. He was a hard hitter who contributed mostly on special teams. Gumbs was an undrafted free agent in 2012 who signed with Washington right before training camp last summer.

The other three players were signed as undrafted free agents earlier this week. Rees’ throwing was sporadic in the open sessions to the media. Davenport was pursued by Pittsburgh as well. Perry played two years of basketball at Texas El-Paso in addition to football.