Cullen Jenkins‘ short tenure in Washington has come to an end. After having signed with the Redskins earlier this week, the veteran defensive end has been cut by the team, according to Mike Jones of The Washington Post (via Twitter). The 35-year-old has been in the league since 2004, and he started 14 games for the Giants in 2015.
Logan Paulsen (also reported by Jones) is another notable cut by the Redskins. The tight end has been on the squad since 2010, although a toe injury kept him off the field last season. Entering 2016, he found himself buried on the tight end depth chart behind Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, and Vernon Davis. The 29-year-old compiled 53 catches, 575 yards, and four touchdowns between the 2012 and 2013 season.
Rookie Matt Ioannidis wasn’t necessarily expected to play a large role on this year’s Redskins team, but most expected the fifth-round pick to make the squad. The defensive end was attempting to switch to defensive tackle, writes Jones, but the rookie “struggled with consistency.” The team ultimately opted for veteran Kedric Golston and undrafted rookie Anthony Lanier. Jones tweets that the defensive lineman should pass through waivers and land back on the Redskins’ practice squad.
The Redskins are now down to the 53-man limit several hours before the deadline. Here is the full list of the players that have been cut:
- DL Cullen Jenkins
- OL Isaiah Williams (Twitter link via John Keim of ESPN.com)
- OL Nila Kasitati (Twitter link via Keim)
- OLB Mike Wakefield (Twitter link via Mike Jones of The Washington Post)
- WR T.J. Thorpe (Twitter link via Keim)
- DT Jerrell Powe (Twitter link via Mike Garafolo of NFL.com)
- TE Logan Paulsen (Twitter link via Jones)
- OL Vinston Painter (Twitter link via ProFootballTalk)
- DE Matt Ioannidis (Twitter link via Jones)
- OL Josh LeRibeus (Twitter link via Keim)
- CB Lloyd Carrington (Twitter link via Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post)
- WR Maurice Harris (Twitter link via Jones)
- LB Lynden Trail (via Jones)
- RB Mack Brown (Twitter link via Keim)
- WR Kendal Thompson (Twitter link via Jones)
- OT Takoby Cofield (Twitter link via Keim)
- FB Joe Kerridge (Twitter link via Keim)
- LB Carlos Fields (Twitter link via Jones)
- TE Marcel Jensen
- QB Geno Matias-Smith (link via Jones and Tesfatsion)
- CB Mariel Cooper
- DE Corey Crawford
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