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Redskins Add Wes Saxton, Louis Nix III To Practice Squad


The Redskins have added tight end Wes Saxton and defensive lineman Louis Nix III to the team's practice squad. Both have prior regular season experience.

The Washington Redskins added two players to the practice squad on Monday, signing defensive lineman Louis Nix III and tight end Wes Saxton.

In a corresponding move, the team released fullback Joe Kerridge from the practice squad.

With the two signings, the Redskins' practice squad is now at the maximum 10 players.

Nix, 25, is a third-year veteran out of Notre Dame. He appeared in four games four games with the New York Giants during the 2015 season.

Nix entered the NFL as a third-round pick with the Houston Texans in 2014.

Saxton, meanwhile, entered the NFL as a college free agent with the New York Jets after playing collegiately at South Alabama. The 23-year-old appeared in one regular season game last season, becoming the first South Alabama product to appear in an NFL game.

The Birmingham, Ala., native played in two preseason games this year, including three receptions for 24 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 1.

Along with Nix and Saxton, running back Mack Brown, wide receiver Maurice Harris, defensive end Matt Ioannidis, guard Nila Kasitati, offensive lineman Vinston Painter, wide receiver Kendal Thompson, linebacker Lynden Trail and tackle Isaiah Williams are also on Washington's practice squad. 

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