The Redskins have now signed 13 players to futures deals including:
- DL A.J. Francis (NFLTR)
- WR Matt Hazel
- LB Rufus Johnson
- DL Joey Mbu
- OL Ronald Patrick
- DB Shak Randolph
- TE Wes Saxton
- WR Kendal Thompson
- T Isaiah Williams
- S Earl Wolff
- LB Khairi Fortt
- LB Pete Robertson
- DL Phil Taylor
Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.
Taylor, 28, was taken with the No. 21 overall pick by the Browns back in 2011, but was one of the more notable roster cuts at the start of last season.
Cleveland wound up picked up Taylor’s fifth-year option and he was on roster first day of the league year, which fully guaranteed his base salary of $5.477 million. However, Taylor was reportedly dealing with knee issues that led to the Browns moving on.
The Broncos signed him to a contract in February before placing him on injured reserve back in August. However, Denver later released him from injured reserve a few days later.
In 2014, Taylor appeared in just five games and recorded 10 tackles and a pass defense for the Browns.
Fortt, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Saints back in 2014. He, unfortunately, lasted just a few months in New Orleans before he was waived and later claimed by the Bengals.
His time in Cincinnati was also short-lived, as he was once again cut loose just a month after joining the team. The Jaguars later signed him off of the Bengals’ practice squad, but he was among their early roster cuts at the start of the 2015 season.
Seattle signed Fortt to a contract shortly after this year’s draft before later waiving him in June. He has worked out for the Colts and Redskins since becoming a free agent but was not signed to a contract.
In 2014, Fortt appeared in three games and recorded a single tackle for the Jaguars