Redskins Waive Crawford & Davis, Promote Jeffcoat From Practice Squad
The Redskins waived cornerback Richard Crawford and safety Akeem Davis on Tuesday. Crawford was just re-signed with the team last week.
The Redskins looked to fill the holes left on the roster by promoting linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat from the practice squad. Jeffcoat played defensive end at the University of Texas and is the son of former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jim Jeffcoat.
Jeffcoat’s arrived at Texas regarded as the top defensive end in the country. Last season, he won the Ted Hendricks Award given to the country’s top defensive end. The 2011 Hendricks recipient was Jadeveon Clowney. Jeffcoat was also a consensus All-American and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year last season. He is trying to make the transition from end to 3-4 linebacker.
The move gives the Redskins four outside linebackers on the active roster. The team still has one roster spot currently open.
In other news tight-end Ted Bolser was released from the practice squad, Bolser was the teams seventh-round draft pick this year.
Crawford and Davis will likely fill the two empty spots currently on the practice squad.
Below is a video highlighting Jackson Jeffcoat’s college career.