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Redskins Sign Joel Stave, Jerry Ugokwe To Practice Squad


The Redskins on Tuesday added two offensive players to the practice squad in former Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave and William & Mary product Jerry Ugokwe.

The Washington Redskins announced on Tuesday that they have signed quarterback Joel Stave and offensive lineman Jerry Ugokwe to the practice squad.

In a corresponding move, the team released quarterback Alek Torgersen from the practice squad. Guard Kyle Kalis was also signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad, making room for Ugokwe's signing.

Stave joins the Redskins after previously spending time on the practice squads of the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.

During the preseason this year with Kansas City, Stave completed 4-of-9 passes for 80 yards and one touchdown.

Stave originally signed with the Vikings as a college free agent in 2016 after spending four seasons at the University of Wisconsin.

The 25-year-old joined the Badgers' program as a walk-on but finished his career as the school's all-time winningest quarterback with a 31-10 career record.

In total, Stave threw for more than 7,600 yards and 48 touchdowns.

Ugokwe, meanwhile, joins Washington's practice squad after splitting time between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints since entering the NFL in May.

The 6-foot-7, 315 pounder played collegiately at William & Mary, where he was a two-time All-CAA selection. The 23-year-old appeared in 43 games with 42 starts. 

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