Redskins Sign six of Seven Draft Picks

2016 Redskins Draft Recap

Redskins Sign six of Seven Draft Picks

The Washington Redskins signed six of their seven draft picks on Monday. The team also signed two undrafted free-agents and released UDFA safety Tevin Carter as well.

For Washington the only player still left unsigned is cornerback Kendall Fuller, the teams third-round draft pick. Fuller is expected to miss rookie camp while he finishes rehabbing his knee, so the fact he remains unsigned is not a concern.

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan spoke about Fuller’s prognosis following the draft, “Any time you have surgery, there’s something to it, especially at a skill position like that, with the knee, with movement and all that. I trust my doctors. I trust the trainers. We passed him on the physical. He’s going to be OK. Now, 100 percent for sure, who knows? But I felt good enough to know the kind of player he is, the kind of person he is, where he comes from family-wise, he’s going to do everything in his power to make sure he’s a football player for us. When you get to the third round, to get a corner that I think can be a starting corner is excellent.”

The two undrafted free-agents the team signed were Arizona State cornerback Lloyd Carrington and Florida State linebacker Reggie Northrup.

Carrington is a former basketball star who didn’t start playing football until his senior year of high school. The 5-10 cornerback followed his coach from Pittsburgh to Arizona State after his freshman season. Carrington started the past 29 games for the Sun Devils and intercepted three passes during his time in college.

Northrup led Florida State in tackling the last two years despite suffering a major knee injury in the 2015 college playoffs. Viewed as a long-shot in the league, Northrup is best known for being rapper Lil’ Wayne’s first client.

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The Redskins also released safety Tevin Carter. It’s not yet known why Carter was waived, but it came before Redskins Rookie Camp, which is set for Saturday.


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