The Washington Redskins began the process of making their first round of cuts on Sunday, two days ahead of the Tuesday deadline in which all 32 NFL teams need to trim their rosters to 75 players.
The first cut is linebacker Rob Jackson, as first reported by the Washington Post’s Mike Jones.
Jones cited Jackson’s lack of special teams acumen and the fact that Jackson was outplayed by newcomer Everette Brown.
Jackson’s top moment in Washington came in Week 17 of the 2012 season when he intercepted Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo late in the fourth quarter to help clinch Washington’s first NFC East championship in 13 years.
The second cut is rookie wide receiver Cody Hoffman out of BYU, as first reported by the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson. The 6’4″ raw talent saw limited time in the preseason, catching zero passes and was targeted just twice in the Redskins’ second game versus the Cleveland Browns.
Rookie defensive back Ross Madison and inside linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough have also been cut, according to Mike Jones. Madison was an undrafted free agent out of Toled and Kimbrough was in his second season out of Appalachian State.
The team released defensive ends Jake McDonough (via Zac Boyer of the Washington Times) and Jeremy Towns according to NBC4’s Dianna Russini.
ESPN980’s Chris Russell reports that rookie wide receiver Rashad Lawrence has been released.
The Redskins also announced they have cut fullback Stephen Campbell and linebacker Adrian Robinson and placed tight end Matt Caussin on injured reserve, ending his 2014 season.
Stay tuned as more news on today’s cuts become available.
UPDATED – Monday, August 25:
Third-year guard Adam Gettis and rookie cornerback Bryan Shepherd were released Monday, according to multiple reports.
The 305-pound Gettis never lived up to the hope that he’d materialize into a solid reserve and possibly even a starter down the line after being selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Shepherd was signed this offseason as an undrafted rookie free agent out of North Dakota State, the three-time defending NCAA Division I FCS Champions.
UPDATED – Tuesday, August 26:
106.7 The Fan’s Brian McNally is reporting that the team has cut wide receiver Rashad Ross, who caught two passes for 78 yards in the first two weeks of the preseason.
According to multiple reports, the team has also released tight end Matt Veldman and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn on Tuesday. The Redskins roster is now set at 75 players in time for Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
Here is the current list of the reported first round cuts:
FB Stephen Campbell
OG Adam Gettis
WR Cody Hoffman, Rashad Lawrence, Rashad Ross
TE Matt Veldman
DE Jake McDonough, Jeremy Towns
LB Jeremy Kimbrough, Adrian Robinson
CB Ross Madison, Bryan Shepherd
OL Mike McGlynn
LB Rob Jackson
TE Mike Caussin