Washington needs a boost after losing first-round DE Chase Young to a groin injury Sunday.
Orchard, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Browns back in 2015. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when Cleveland cut him loose coming out of the preseason in 2018.
He had brief stints with the Bills, Chiefs, Seahawks, and Dolphins before getting released by Miami coming out of last year’s preseason. He signed a one-year deal with Washington back in November and finished out 2019 with Washington. He re-signed to a one-year deal this offseason but was cut and re-signed to the practice squad coming out of camp.
In 2019, Orchard appeared in five games and recorded 14 total tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery, and one pass defense.