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Redskins Finalize Practice Squad Before Start Of Regular Season


After the 53-man roster was decided on Saturday, the Redskins announced an additional 10 players that will be added to the practice squad. Here's a quick look at those at 10 players:

RB Kapri Bibbs

Bibbs is a familiar face that is rejoining the Redskins after spending the past few months with them in training camp. Though the third-year veteran was in the backfield mix for all four preseason games, his performance was not enough to earn him a spot in a crowded running back group. Bibbs totaled 106 rushing yards on 13 carries in the preseason.

WR Simmie Cobbs Jr.

Similar to Bibbs, Cobbs Jr., the undrafted pass catcher out of Indiana, was only out of a job with the Redskins for only a day, as he joins the practice squad after playing and practicing with the team for the past few months. Though the team opted to go with another rookie receiver, Cam Sims, for the 53-man roster, Cobbs finished the preseason strong catching his first career touchdown in the third preseason game against the Denver Broncos and racking up three catches for 75 yards against the Ravens.

TE Matt Flanagan

Flanagan, an undrafted rookie from Pittsburgh, was signed by the Redskins on May 2, 2018. With the team already having solid pass catching options at the tight end position in Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis, Flanagan was utilized more for his skills as a blocker.

WR Darvin Kidsy

Much like Simmie Cobbs Jr., Kidsy was an undrafted rookie receiver who spent all of training camp and the preseason with the Redskins competing for a roster spot. The Texas Southern product also performed well down the stretch, catching a touchdown against the Denver Broncos and finishing the preseason with five receptions for 46 yards against the Ravens.

DB Kenny Ladler

Ladler, who joined the Redskins in January when he signed a futures contract, has had an interesting journey back to the NFL. After playing two games with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 before suffering a season-ending injury, Ladler spent two seasons playing for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League where he was named to the CFL All-Defense Team in 2017.

LB Cassanova McKinzy

McKinzy was initially released by the Redskins in April of this year, but then re-signed with the team in August. The Auburn product has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams.

T Timon Parris

Parris, the undrafted tackle out of Stony Brook, signed with the Redskins in May as a rookie free agent. He saw some playing time throughout the preseason, including 33 snaps in the final game against the Baltimore Ravens.

DL JoJo Wicker

The undrafted rookie from Arizona State played 18 snaps in the final preseason game in Baltimore while spending all of training camp and the preseason competing for a roster spot with the Redskins.

DT Caushaud Lyons

Lyons, who played his college ball at Tusculum, joins what will be his ninth NFL stop in only three years. Since 2015, Lyons has spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and most recently, the Denver Broncos. Still, Lyons has seen no regular season playing time during his career.

QB Nic Shimonek

The undrafted rookie spent most of the summer with the Los Angeles Chargers, but was picked up by the Redskins, who only have two quarterbacks on the active roster, on Monday. Shimonek had a strong end to his college career at Texas Tech, throwing for 3,963 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2017.