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Redskins Sign Eight College Free Agents

Check out these photos of the eight college free agents that the Redskins have signed for the 2017 season.

The Washington Redskins have added to their offseason roster with the signing of eight college free agents, who will first see the field at next weekend's rookie minicamp.

The Washington Redskins today announced the signing of eight college free agents, five on offense and three on defense.

Here's a list of the new signings, along with a little bit of background information on each player.


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Brandon Banks: Defensive Lineman; 6-foot-3, 287 pounds, Charlotte

Banks appeared in 44 games (43 starts) at Charlotte during his four active collegiate seasons from 2013-16, recording 132 tackles (13 for loss) along with 4.5 sacks, two fumbles recovered and an interception.

During his senior season in 2016, Banks was named an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection, setting a career-high in tackles (35) along with seven quarterback hurries and a sack.

The Southwest Guilford (N.C.) High School product was named the 2011 Piedmont Triad 4A Defensive Player of the Year.


Tyler Catalina: Offensive Lineman; 6-foot-6, 314 pounds, Georgia

Catalina spent his first three collegiate seasons at Rhode Island – where he started all 33 of his appearances with the Rams – before being a graduate transfer at Georgia for the 2016 season.

During his lone campaign with the Bulldogs, Catalina appeared in 13 games with 12 starts before appearing in the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January.


Levern Jacobs: Wide Receiver; 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Maryland

Finishing seventh in Maryland history in career receptions (130) and 12th in receiving yards (1,544), Jacobs joins the Redskins after four active seasons at College Park.

The 5-foot-11, 185 pounder also tallied eight receiving touchdowns in his career.

Jacobs' best statistical season came in 2013, when he recorded personal bests in receptions (47) and receiving yards (640).

His best single-game performance was that season, as he recorded eight receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown against Clemson on Oct. 26.


Kyle Kalis: Guard, 6-foot-4, 308 pounds, Michigan

Kalis appeared in 50 games with Michigan over the span of four seasons, starting 43 of them at right guard.

As a fifth-year senior in 2016, Kalis earned All-Big Ten second-team honors and was also an American Football Coaches Association All-America second-team selection.


Zach Pascal: Wide Receiver, 6-foot-2, 219 pounds, Old Dominion

In 49 career games at Old Dominion, Pascal recorded 233 receptions (a school record) for 3,184 yards and 30 touchdowns.

After redshirting the 2012 season, Pascal recorded 41 receptions for 534 yards and six touchdowns in 2013.

During his junior and senior seasons, Pascal was named a second-team All-Conference USA selection both years, collecting a combined 133 catches for 1,916 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Pascal recorded 11 100-yard games while at Old Dominion including a 231-yard performance against Charlotte on Oct. 17, 2015.

While at the NFL Combine earlier this year, Quick ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash.


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Ondre Pipkins: Defensive Line, 6-foot-3, 325 pounds, Texas Tech

Pipkins started his college career at Michigan – appearing in 23 games – before transferring to Texas Tech in 2015.

In his lone active season at Texas Tech in 2016, Pipkins started 11 games for the Red Raiders and amassed 32 tackles, most among interior defensive linemen on the team.


James Quick: Wide Receiver, 6-foot, 186 pounds, Louisville

In 41 games with the Cardinals, Quick recorded 126 receptions for 2,032 yards and 14 touchdowns. During his senior season in 2016, Quick set career highs across the board in receptions (45), receiving yards (769) and receiving touchdowns (six).

On Oct. 17, 2015, Quick also had a career day, amassing five receptions for 130 yards and three touchdowns against Florida State.

As a senior, Quick had five games with at least 80 receiving yards.


Fish Smithson: Safety, 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, Kansas

A Baltimore native, Smithson appeared in 35 games for the Jayhawks from 2014-16, recording 263 tackles (6.5 for loss) along with 17 passes defensed and six interceptions.

As a junior in 2015, Smithson led the nation in solo tackles, averaging nearly eight per contest. He followed up that year-long performance during his senior season with a team-high 93 tackles.

He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection.

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