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Redskins Sign Six To Reserve/Futures Contracts

Posted Jan 8, 2013

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed six players to Reserve/Futures contracts, including five from the team's 2012 practice squad.

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed the following players to Reserve/Futures contracts:

PLAYER POSITION HEIGHT WEIGHT D.O.B. NFL EXPERIENCE COLLEGE
Chigbo Anunoby NT 6-4 324 01/04/89 R

Morehouse

Dominique Hamilton DL 6-5 315 01/18/89 R

Missouri

Eric Kettani FB 5-11 240 03/26/87 1 Navy
Korey Lindsey CB 5-10 194 02/03/89 1 Southern Illinois
Phillip Merling DE 6-5 315 08/19/85 5 Clemson
Deangelo Peterson TE 6-3 243 01/11/89 R Louisiana State

Five of these players were on the Redskins' 2012 practice squad, and all will be added to the roster once the league year ends.

Anunoby (ch-BOO Ann-u-noby) signed with the Redskins’ practice squad on Sept. 25, 2012, where he remained for the rest of the season.

He originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a college free agent on April 30, 2012, before being waived on Aug. 31, and signed with the Colts’ practice squad a day later. Anunoby was released from the Colts’ practice squad on Sept. 18.

Hamilton signed with the Redskins’ practice squad on Sept. 18, 2012, where he remained for the rest of the season.

He originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as a college free agent on May 4, 2012, before being waived on Aug. 31.

Kettani signed with the Redskins’ practice squad on Sept. 11, 2012, where he remained for the rest of the season.

He originally signed with the New England Patriots as a college free agent on May 4, 2009. He was placed on the Reserve/Military list on July 29, 2009. Kettani was released from the Patriots’ practice squad on Sep. 4, 2012.

Lindsey signed with the Redskins’ practice squad on Dec. 5, 2012, where he remained for the rest of the season.

Lindsey was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals out of Southern Illinois in the seventh round (No. 207 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Bengals on Sept. 3, 2011, before being claimed off waivers on Sept. 5 by the Arizona Cardinals.

In 2011, Lindsey was inactive for Weeks 1-2 and 4 with Arizona and did not play in Week 3. He was released from the Cardinals’ active roster on Oct. 5, before being re-signed to the team’s practice squad on the same day.

Lindsey was waived by the Cardinals on May 30, 2012, before being claimed off waivers by Indianapolis Colts a day later. He was placed on the Colts’ Reserve/Injured list on Aug. 31, before being waived from the Reserve/Injured list on Sept. 25, 2012. Lindsey signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad on Nov. 14, before being released a day later.

Merling signs with the Redskins after having spent time with the Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers since being originally drafted by the Dolphins out of Clemson in the second round (No. 32 overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

He was placed on the Dolphins’ Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on Aug. 31, 2010, before being activated on Nov. 30. Merling re-signed with the Dolphins as a restricted free agent on April 11, 2012, before being released on April 23. He signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 23, before being released on Nov. 6.

Merling has appeared in 50 regular season games with five starts, totaling 72 tackles (52 solo), 3.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries, all according to coaches’ film. He also had one interception as a rookie, which he returned 25 yards for a touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 17.

Merling played collegiately at Clemson from 2005-07, appearing in 38 games while starting his final 26 contests. He finished his collegiate career with 146 tackles (99 solo), including 31 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 45 quarterback pressures, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a junior in 2007.

Merling, 27, attended Fork Union Military Academy in 2004, where he played defensive end and tight end. He also attended Cordova (Tenn.) H.S., as a senior, where he earned first-team all-state honors. He attended Calhoun H.S. in Saint Matthews, S.C., for his first three years. Merling was born on Aug. 19, 1985, in Portsmouth, Va.

Peterson signed with the Redskins’ practice squad on Sept. 2, 2012, where he remained for the rest of the season. He originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as a college free agent on May 8, 2012, before being waived on Aug. 31.

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