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Redskins Sign Clark, Montgomery, Batiste


The Redskins added depth to the offensive line this week, signing Devin Clark from the practice squad and free agents Will Montgomery and D'Anthony Batiste.

Clark and Montgomery signed on Tuesday, while Batiste completed his deal on Wednesday morning.

As expected, the Redskins have placed Chris Samuels on injured reserve. Samuels suffered a torn triceps in the second half of last Sunday's game against Baltimore.

The team also placed Justin Geisinger on injured reserve. Geisinger re-injured his knee during the Ravens game.

The Redskins also released defensive end Erasmus James on Tuesday. They have not announced a replacement for his roster spot yet.

With Clark signing to the roster, the Redskins tweaked their practice squad roster.

The team signed guard Rueben Riley, a first-year player who was on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad last year.

The team also added wide receiver Marques Hagans to the practice squad. Hagans has played in six career games with the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs, totaling nine receptions for 108 yards. He played his college ball at Virginia.

Clark, 6-4 and 312 pounds, spent the first 14 weeks on the Redskins' practice squad.

He originally signed with the Redskins on May 2 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of New Mexico.

Montgomery, 6-3 and 312 pounds, is in his third NFL season. He has played in 13 career games, starting six, with the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets. He was waived by the Jets on Oct. 14.

He initially entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (234th overall) of the Panthers. The Virginia Tech product started four games as a rookie.

Montgomery, who hails from Clifton, Va., and attended nearby Centreville High School, is no stranger to Redskins Park. He worked out for coaches and scouts in 2006 as part of the team's local college tryout.

Batiste, 6-4 and 313 pounds, started four games at guard for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.

He originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006. He spent time on the Cowboys practice squad that year, but later signed on with the Carolina Panthers' roster.

Batiste played college football at University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

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