The Redskins have cut a pair of defensive backs from their 53-man roster, according to Zac Boyer of the Washington Times, who reports (via Twitter) that cornerback Richard Crawford and strong safety Akeem Davis have been waived by the team. Edge defender Jackson Jeffcoat has been promoted to the roster using one of those two openings, Boyer adds.
Jeffcoat, an undrafted free agent out of Texas, will have an opportunity to appear in his first regular season NFL game if he remains on Washington’s roster for the team’s next game. Prior to joining the Redskins’ practice squad, Jeffcoat spent time with the Seahawks during the preseason.
In addition to the shuffling of the 53-man roster, the Redskins also cut tight end Ted Bolser from their practice squad, tweets Boyer. The team should now have two openings on its taxi squad and one on its active roster.