The Redskins signed rookie quarterback Sam Hollenbach to the 53-man roster on Saturday, promoting him from the practice squad, the team has announced.
To make room for Hollenbach, the Redskins released wide receiver Jimmy Farris.
Hollenbach would be available to serve as an emergency quarterback in Sunday night's game against the New York Giants.
Todd Collins is expected to start the game, with Mark Brunell serving as the backup. Antwaan Randle El, a college quarterback at Indiana, could also play quarterback in a pinch.
Now Hollenbach is added to the mix, although if he sees action it would be the result of a disastrous series of QB injuries on Sunday night.
Hollenbach initially joined the Redskins' practice squad on Friday, replacing quarterback Jason Fife who was released.
The University of Maryland quarterback had spent the 2007 offseason with the Redskins as an undrafted rookie. He was released prior to training camp.
-- COLLINS HAS NEW SON
Todd Collins's wife Andrea gave birth to their second child--a son named Jack--on Friday evening. The baby weighed in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, according to a team official.
Collins will start his first NFL game in 10 years when the Redskins take on the Giants on Sunday night at the Meadowlands.