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Redskins Put In Waiver Claim For QB Brandon Allen, Rams Had Higher Priority

According to Master Tesfatsion, the Redskins placed a waiver claim for QB Brandon Allen on Monday, but they ultimately lost out the Rams, who had the higher waiver priority.

Allen looked pretty good during the preseason and given the struggles of Blake Bortles and Chad Henne, it was a big of a surprise to see Jacksonville cut him loose.

The Redskins signed QB Alek Torgersen to their practice squad on Monday to replace Nate Sudfeld, who departed for a spot on the Eagles’ practice squad.

Allen, 24, is a former sixth-round pick out of Arkansas by the Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is entering the second year of a four-year, $2.4 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $540,000 this season.

The Jaguars somewhat surprising waived him on Sunday after they claimed several players off of waivers.

During his four-year college career, Allen recorded 583 completions on 1,016 pass attempts (57.4 percent) for 7,463 yards, 64 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions.