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More On The Redskins' Three New Roster Additions

The Redskins signed three players to their practice squad on Monday.

Let's get to know them, shall we?

Laron Byrd (wide receiver):

Laron Byrd is the most experienced of the additions on Monday. He entered the NFL with the Cardinals as a college free agent in 2012 and played in just four games where he recorded one reception for eight yards.

 He spent the entire 2013 on injured/reserve list for Arizona and then began to ride a carousel of teams, hopping on board with the Browns and later the Cowboys' and Dolphins' practice squads in 2014. He was most recently cut from the Falcons' practice squad last week.

Byrd, who was a four-year letterman at Miami, caught 106 passes for 1,254 yards and seven touchdowns in college as a member of the Hurricanes.

As a junior in high school at Boutte, La., Byrd played basketball and averaged more than 20 points a game as a junior.

Carlos Fields (linebacker):

Fields had a very busy first year in the NFL.

He went undrafted out of Winston-Salem State, where he earned First Team All-America honors by D2Football, and signed with the Raiders in May. He was waived at the end of training camp and signed on to the Buccaneers' practice squad. He was released a month later and signed onto the Giants' practice squad. He was released two weeks later and signed onto the Colts practice squad, where he would stay until he was cut at the end of 2015 training camp.

"It's been a roller-coaster ride," he told the Winston Salem Journal. "The dream is still there."

At Winston-Salem, he compiled 321 tackles, eight sacks and five interceptions in 47 games.

Anthony Johnson (defensive tackle):

When the Cowboys signed running back Trey Williams, the Redskins lost one of the best singing voices on the team. The addition of Johnson should help supplant that void. In a Sun-Sentinel article earlier this year, Johnson, who signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and was cut last September, has a "soulful, gospel" sound.

His first ever performances in public was R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."

"And ever since then I just continued to sing," he said. "It's been a great gift and I've touched many people by it and I'm happy I can do such a great thing."

He even has prior experience singing in Washington, D.C.

Johnson was selected for the Lousiana Mass Choir, composed of some of the state's best high school singers, and went on stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in front of 5,000 people.

On a football note, he played in seven games as a rookie with the Dolphina and recorded two tackles and a fumble recovery (against quarterback Tom Brady) after playing three seasons collegiately at LSU. 




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