Redskins Working Out Seven Players

The Redskins are working out seven free agents on Tuesday, according to reports. 

The full list of tryouts for Washington includes:

  1. RB De’Angelo Henderson (Mike Garafolo)
  2. RB Josh Ferguson (Ian Rapoport)
  3. RB Jeremy McNichols (Adam Caplan)
  4. QB Wilton Speight (John Keim)
  5. QB Tanner Lee
  6. WR Pharoah McKever
  7. TE A.J. Derby

Henderson, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2017. He was in the second year of his four-year, $2,545,164 contract when the Broncos waived him coming out of the preseason.

Henderson was on and off of the Jets’ practice squad in 2018 before returning to New York on an exclusive rights contract this offseason. After being cut loose by the Jets, Henderson was claimed off of waivers by the Vikings in July. 

Unfortunately, Henderson wound up being among the Vikings’ roster cuts a few weeks ago.

In 2018, Henderson appeared in three games for the Jets and rushed for 19 yards on two carries.

Ferguson, 26, wound up signing on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois back in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season, but was waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason and later released with a settlement.

Ferguson returned to the Colts, but was once again waived injury settlement a few weeks into the 2018 season. He had brief stints with the Texans and Patriots before signing with the Texans on a futures deal for 2019. 

Houston waived Ferguson coming out of the preseason this year.

In 2017, Ferguson appeared in 10 games for the Colts and rushed for five yards on one attempt and no touchdowns. He also had three receptions for 16 yards (5.3 YPC) to go along with 86 kickoff return yards.

McNichols, 23, was selected in the fifth round by the Buccaneers in 2017. He signed a four-year contract worth $2,663,788 with Tampa Bay but was, unfortunately, cut loose coming out of the preseason.

McNichols later decided to sign on to the 49ers’ practice squad and was eventually promoted to their active roster. However, he was once again cut loose coming out of the preseason in 2018 and had a brief stint with the Colts before the Broncos added him to their taxi squad in October.

The Titans signed McNichols off the Broncos practice squad last December, only to waive him coming out of the preseason this year. 

McNichols has yet to appear in an NFL game.

Lee, 23, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2018. He was in the second year of his four-year, $2,601,544 that included $141,544 in guarantees when Jacksonville elected to waive him as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players.

The Jaguars re-signed Lee to their practice squad before promoting him in December of last year. Jacksonville waived Lee a few weeks ago. 

During his college career at Tulane and Nebraska, Lee threw for 6,744 yards while completing 55.2 percent of his passes to go along with 46 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.

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