Signed by the Redskins in May, Kevin Bowen was fighting for a roster spot at offense tackle on Washington's 2016 roster but was waived Monday, designated as injured.
The Washington Redskins on Thursday waived rookie tackle Kevin Bowen, designated as injured.
Bowen, 23, was signed by the Redskins on May 6, after the East Central (Okla.) product was not selected during the 2016 NFL Draft.
Working with the third-team offense throughout training camp when healthy, Bowen did not play during Washington's preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 11 at the Georgia Dome.
The Redskins move forward with six offensive tackles headlined by perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams.
Morgan Moses – a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft – started all 16 regular season games last season at right tackle and continues to grow under Williams' wing.
"I see so much potential in him and so much talent in him, and you know, I'm just pleased to see how hard he works and how much he tries to continue to improve his game on the field and off the field, in the meeting room," Williams said. "I mean, he's a scholar of the game and the sky's the limit for him. I definitely think that right side is going to emerge as one of the best right sides in this league in the next couple years."
Ty Nsekhe, meanwhile, has settled into the team's swing tackle role after appearing in a career-high 13 games during the 2015 season with two starts.
"I'm just blessed to be in the position that I'm in," Nsekhe said recently. "and I'm striving to get better every day."
Al Bond, Takoby Cofield and Isaiah Williams are also trying to capture spots on the Redskins' 53-man roster.
Bond originally entered the NFL with the Detroit Lions as a college free agent last season before signing with the Redskins in May.
Cofield, meanwhile, spent the entirety of last season on the Redskins' practice squad.
Williams – a rookie out of Akron -- is the newest member of the Redskins, signing with the team on Aug. 3.