The Washington Redskins announced that they have traded CB Dashaun Phillips to the Steelers in exchange for C Lucas Crowley.
Phillips, 26, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Tarleton State back in 2014. He was waived with an injury settlement during the preseason and eventually signed on to the Jets’ practice squad and returned to New York on a future reserve contract.
Phillips returned to the Redskins during the 2015 season and has been on and off of their active roster ever since.
In 2016, Phillips appeared in five games for the Redskins and recorded nine total tackles.
Crowley, 22, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina back in May. He stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract.
During his four-year college career at UNC, Crowley appeared in 46 games and was a second-team All-ACC selection his senior season.