The Redskins have signed defensive tackle Joe Salave'a and wide receiver Kevin Swayne to the team's roster. Both are on hand for this weekend's mini-camp at Redskins Park.
Salave'a is a five-year NFL veteran who has had stints with the Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers. He has played in 58 NFL games--mostly as a reserve with the Titans--and recorded 49 tackles and five sacks.
Salave'a, 6-3 and 295 pounds, is a native of American Samoa. He came to the United States in 1989 and would go on to play his college ball at Arizona. The Tennessee Titans selected him in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft.
Swayne, a former Arena League star, is a three-year NFL veteran previously with the New York Jets. In three seasons, he has recorded 20 receptions for 310 yards and one touchdown.
The 6-1, 190-pounder had his most productive season with the Jets in his rookie year when he played in 15 games--starting twice--and catching 13 passes for 203 yards.
Swayne caught on with the Jets after serving on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad in 1999. He entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears in 1997 after a standout career at Wayne State University.
In addition, the Redskins have a handful of players participating in this weekend's mini-camp on a tryout basis:
Khary Campbell, LB, 6-3, 230 pounds, Bowling Green.
Michael Hall, DB, 5-10, 175 pounds, Illinois
Devin Lemons, LB, 6-2, 232 pounds, Texas Tech
Robert Newkirk, DL, 6-3, 290 pounds, Michigan State
Gari Scott, WR, 6-2, 194 pounds, Michigan State
Bernard Whittington, DL, 6-5, 291 pounds, Indiana
The most notable name on the list is Whittington, a nine-year veteran who has had stints with the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals. In 137 NFL games, he has 268 tackles and 12 sacks.
Scott was a former fourth-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000. He has also had a brief stint with the Green Bay Packers.