Washington has signed quarterback Hutson Mason, defensive tackle Daryl Waud, linebacker Houston Bates, and linebacker Dasman McCullum, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post (on Twitter). All four were recent tryout players. As Jones notes (link), Washington had just one roster spot open as of Saturday afternoon, so multiple moves will have to be made. It remains to be seen who will get cut.
When former Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday abruptly decided to retire last week, the team was left without a fourth signal caller on the depth chart. Now, Mason comes in as that extra arm behind Robert Griffin III, Colt McCoy, and Kirk Cousins. To say that it’d be a longshot for Mason to unseat one of those QBs would be an understatement, but the youngster could be setting himself up for a spot on Washington’s taxi squad. Mason, a Georgia product, is said to have a high football IQ but less-than-ideal arm strength.