The Washington Redskins announced that they’ve promoted CB Dashaun Phillips and waived and OT Blaine Clausell.
- The Redskins also waived S David Bruton Jr. from injured reserve.
Bruton, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2009. He played out his rookie contract with the team before signing a three-year deal with the Broncos in March of 2013.
After seven years in Denver, Bruton signed a three-year, $9 million contract that included $3.4 million guaranteed with the Redskins back in March. He was set to make a base salary of $900,000 for the 2016 season.
The Redskins placed him on injured reserve back in October.
In 2016, Bruton has appeared in four games and recorded 28 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses for the Redskins. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 78 safety out of 82 qualifying players.
Phillips, 25, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Tarleton State back in May of last year. He was waived with an injury designation before eventually joining the Jets.
Phillips was, unfortunately, unable to make the Jets’ 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but he later signed on to the Redskins’ practice squad a week into the start of the 2015 season.
He’s been on and off of the Redskins’ active roster this season.
In 2016, Phillips has appeared in three games for the Redskins and recorded seven total tackles during that time.
Clausell, 24, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State back in May of last year. He was unfortunately among their final roster cuts, but he managed to sign on to the Patriots’ practice squad just a few days later.
Clausell returned to the Ravens later on in the year and was brought back on a future/reserve contract. However, the Ravens once again waived him coming out of the preseason before signing him to their practice squad.
The Redskins later signed Clausell off of the Ravens’ practice squad close to a month ago.
Clausell has yet to appear in an NFL game.