The Washington Redskins are signing DT Joey Mbu to a contract on Monday, according to his Twitter account.
Grew up a fan, now I'm a part of the team #HTTR
— harambu. (@NotoriousMbu) October 10, 2016
John Keim reports that Washington was looking to sign someone to their practice squad today and Mbu just happens to be the only one out of the five players who worked out for the team to have eligibility.
The Redskins will need to make a roster move as they’re currently at the 10-man limit. Here’s how their practice squad looks right now:
- OT Isaiah Williams
- WR Maurice Harris
- LB Jason Fanaika
- WR Kendal Thompson
- TE Wes Saxton
- RB Mack Brown
- DE Bobby Richardson
- C Ronald Patrick
- DB Tye Smith
- DB Robertson Daniel
Mbu, 23, originally signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Houston back in May of last year. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later signed to their practice squad.
The Falcons once again cut Mbu loose coming out of the preseason and briefly had him on their practice squad.
Mbu has yet to appear in an NFL game.