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Decision To Waive Kyshoen Jarrett 'Was Hard' On Redskins


While the Redskins had to waive Kyshoen Jarrett earlier this week, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that the team wants to make sure he can return to a healthy status.

Kyshoen Jarrett's health is what's most important right now.

Check out images of rookie safety Kyshoen Jarrett during his first few months with the Washington Redskins.

The Washington Redskins on Monday announced that Jarrett had been waived with a failed physical designation.

It was a premature end to Jarrett's career in Washington. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech, Jarrett wasn't originally expected to make much of an impact in his rookie season.

But week after week, Jarrett proved not only versatile, capable of playing safety and some nickel cornerback, but productive.

There was the late November game against the New York Giants, for example, when his bone crushing hit to wide receiver Dwayne Harris resulted in an interception for Will Blackmon.

But in a game with no implications playing implications for a Redskins team that had already clinched the NFC East title and a home Wild Card Round game, Jarrett collided with Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden in the regular season finale at AT&T Stadium.

Not only would Jarrett be forced out of the game with a shoulder injury, he's been dealing with nerve issues ever since the hit.

"It was hard," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said of Jarrett being waived. "We still tried to stay as hopeful and as positive as we could throughout his rehab and seeing doctors and all that stuff. The news just never came out to be good enough."

Gruden added that the team is "mostly concerned about him getting better as a person and being able to function do things he needs to do in life, not so much about football at this time."

"We want to make sure that we do the best we can to take care of him," Gruden said. "He's still going to rehab. We just wish the best for him because he's such a great kid. Great football player, obviously, but he's a better kid than a football player. We want what's best for him."

With Jarrett no longer on the roster, the Redskins safeties group includes Will Blackmon, David Bruton Jr., Su'a Cravens, Deshazor Everett, DeAngelo Hall, Duke Ihenacho and Geno Matias-Smith. 

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