Redskins make first set of cuts


The Washington Redskins began what will be a series of cuts, Monday, in an attempt to slim the roster down to the league’s mandated 53-man roster.   The skins began by releasing wide out Donte Stallworth and fullback Eric Kattani.  Stallworth was believed to be liked by the Redskins coaching staff, but a crowded receiving core led to his release.

Next up, linebacker Ricky Elmore, kicker John Porter, wide receiver Chip Reeves, and linebacker Quan Sturdivant were all put on waivers.

Cornerback Richard Crawford, who suffered a torn Lateral Collateral Ligament against the Buffalo Bills, and linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough were both waved as well. Their situations, however, are a bit different because if both or either are not claimed off wavers they will remain with the team.

Finally, safety Phillip Thomas and linebacker Keenan Robinson were put on the season-ending injured reserve list based on their injuries.  Thomas suffered a Lisfranc injury while Robinson tore his pectoral muscle.  More cuts are expected later in the week so stay tuned.