The Redskins signed 12 undrafted rookie free agents to the roster on Wednesday.
The team hopes to uncover a few hidden gems among the rookies. In years past, the Redskins have discovered Antonio Pierce, Ifeanyi Ohalete, Sultan McCullough, Ade Jimoh and Garnell Wilds among the yearly pool of undrafted rookies.
Defensive back Ray Custis, wide receiver Rich Parson and defensive lineman Jerome Nichols are local products signed to the squad. Custis and Parson played their college ball at the University of Maryland, while Nichols grew up in Takoma Park, Md., and attended Wake Forest.
All three were in attendace at the Redskins' local college workout at the team's practice facility on April 1.
The complete list is as follows:
- Steven Harris, WR, Arkansas
- Tiger Jones, WR, Louisville
- Rich Parson, WR, Maryland
- Jason Samples, WR, Troy State
- Ray Custis, DB, Maryland
- David Kashetta, TE, Boston College
- William Palmer, TE, Notre Dame
- Aki Jones, DL, Fordham
- Tyler Luebke, DL, Iowa
- Jerome Nichols, DL, Wake Forest
- Brett Hodge, OL, Nebraska-Omaha
- Scott Paffrath, OL, Missouri
All of the rookies are expected to be on hand for the rookie camp starting this Friday, April 29, and running through Sunday, May 1.
They will join the Redskins' six draft picks, including first-rounders Carlos Rogers and Jason Campbell, and more than 50 players coming in on a tryout basis.
Note: the rookie camp is closed to the public.