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Redskins Watching Waiver Wire

Head coach Joe Gibbs said Thursday that the team is continuing to monitor the waiver wire for players who have been or will be released post-June 1.

"If we see somebody pop up out there who we think would fit in with our team, we still have options in what we can do as far as bringing somebody in or letting somebody go," Gibbs said.

Early June usually signifies a time when teams release players in an effort to conserve salary-cap space. The names often include seasoned veterans. The Redskins added to the list of June cuts when they released linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, running back Trung Canidate and left guard Dave Fiore on Wednesday.

Also among the players who have been cut so far this June include: linebacker Jason Gildon (Pittsburgh), defensive tackles Daryl Gardener (Broncos), Marcus Bell (Cardinals) and Barron Tanner (Cardinals) and safety Zach Bronson (49ers).

Next week, the Redskins will have several new roster additions when the team's seven allocated NFL Europe players return from overseas. They are expected to be at Redskins Park for workouts and practices by mid-week.

In February, the Redskins allocated quarterback Gibran Hamdan, wide receiver Sean Dillard, defensive tackle Cedric Killings, offensive linemen Pita Elisara and Ben Nowland and tight end Leonard Stephens to NFL Europe.

They will have some catching up to do when they return to Redskins Park, Gibbs said.

"We debated on a couple of them--we asked, 'Are they going to get further along here or are they going to get further along by playing [in NFL Europe]?'" Gibbs said. "But we went ahead and made a decision that we were going to let them play. It puts a premium on them really being smart players."

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