The Washington Redskins will reload for the 2019 season, starting with free agency. New talent from around the league will be brought in and some familiar faces will return. Here’s the list of those who have officially signed.
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Free Agents Added To The Roster:
Safety Landon Collins (March 14)
Landon Collins fulfilled a lifelong dream by signing with the Washington Redskins during the first week of free agency.
The four-year NFL veteran entered the league as a second round selection, No. 33 overall pick by the New York Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft. Collins, a three-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro in 2016, has recorded a career 428 tackles, eight interceptions and 32 passes defensed.
When introduced to the media, Collins became emotional reflecting on the Sean Taylor game-worn jersey that owner Dan Snyder gifted him the night before signing. He plans to play and practice with the same intensity of his football idol and bring leadership to a defense that has undergone annual change at safety.
Take a look at photos from Landon Collins first day with The Washington Redskins.
Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (March 15)
The Washington Redskins further improved their secondary depth with the signing of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Rodgers-Cromartie, a two-time Pro Bowler out of Tennessee State in 2008, played 11 NFL seasons for five different franchises before briefing retiring midway through the 2018 season. He reportedly announced his intentions to return to football in early March and signed with the Redskins shortly thereafter.
In 160 career games (121 starts) with the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders, Rodgers-Cromartie recorded 451 tackles (394 solo), 30 interceptions and seven forced fumbles. He'll have a chance to pad those totals in Washington, where he'll reunite with newly-signed Redskins safety Landon Collins after the two played together in New York from 2015 to 2017.
Offensive Lineman Ereck Flowers (March 18)
The Washington Redskins bolstered their offensive line unit on Monday with the signing of Ereck Flowers.
Flowers, 24, is in his fifth NFL season since the New York Giants drafted him ninth overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent his first four-plus seasons in New York and then joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in October of the 2018 season. The 6-foot-6, 334-pound offensive tackle has played in 59 games (55 starts) over his career.
Wide Receiver Brian Quick (March 19)
The Washington Redskins have brought back veteran wide receiver Brian Quick, the team announced Tuesday.
Quick, a second-round pick out of Appalachian State in 2012, has played in 17 games in Washington the past two seasons, catching nine passes for 94 yards.
Quick, 29, played his first five NFL seasons for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams before signing with the Redskins in 2017. In 11 games, Quick caught six passes for 76 yards. About half of that production came during his lone start against the Seattle Seahawks, when he hauled in three passes for 49 yards in a Redskins' victory.
For his career, Quick has made 114 catches for 1,593 yards and 10 touchdowns. His best season came as a member of the Los Angeles Rams in 2016, when he amassed 564 yards on 41 receptions and found the end zone three times.
Offensive lineman Salesi Uhatafe (April 8)
Days after the Alliance of American Football suspended all operations, the Redskins announce the signing of offensive lineman Salesi Uhatafe, who previously played for the Salt Lake Stallions.
Uhatafe played college football at Utah, where he appeared in 52 games (38 starts) over four seasons and earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors during his senior campaign in 2017.
After going undrafted, the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Uhatafe signed with the Atlanta Falcons and was there for much of the preseason there before being released. He subsequently spent time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars before finding a home with the AAF’s Salt Lake Stallions.
Signing Uhatafe gives the Redskins another option to compete at a position devastated by injuries a year ago and one currently without much depth.
Linebacker Andrew Ankrah (April 8)
The Redskins added another potential edge rusher with the April 8 signing of linebacker Andrew Ankrah, who most recently played for the Orlando Apollos, and before that was a standout defender at James Madison University.
He earned first-team All-CAA honors as both a linebacker and defensive lineman over his collegiate career and was named CAA Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus FCS first-team All-American as a senior in 2017. Playing on the defensive line, he racked up 59 total tackles (15.5 for loss), eight sacks and two forced fumbles.
Ankrah attended rookie minicamps in Tennessee and Seattle after going undrafted in 2018, but his initial hopes of making the NFL fizzled out after that, resulting in him joining the Apollos of the newly formed AAF.
Redskins Retained In Free Agency:
Running Back Adrian Peterson (March 18)
A year after becoming the NFL's oldest 1,000-yard rusher in more than 30 years, running back Adrian Peterson has re-signed with the Redskins, the team announced Monday.
The Redskins signed Peterson, 33, to a one-year deal in August to address their need at running back after rookie Derrius Guice suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Peterson immediately became the team's workhorse, carrying the ball 26 times in a season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals and 251 times over 16 games, his heaviest workload since the 2015 season. No other Redskins player had more than 43 rushing attempts.
Peterson proved to be as productive as he was durable in his 12th NFL season out of Oklahoma. He finished as the league's eighth-highest rusher with 1,042 yards, good for a 4.2 average, and recorded eight total touchdowns (seven rushing and one receiving).
Offensive Lineman Zac Kerin (March 19)
A day after signing free agent tackle Ereck Flowers, the Redskins further improved their offensive line depth by re-signing guard Zac Kerin on Tuesday. Kerin appeared in two games last season after the Redskins signed him in Week 15.