Washington Signing LB Donald Payne

     

Ben Standig confirms an earlier report that the Washington Football Team is signing LB Donald Payne

Donald Payne

Payne will provide some depth for Washington at linebacker during camp, with the chance to stick into the regular season. 

Payne, 26, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Stetson back in 2017. He was waived coming out of the preseason and later claimed off of waivers by the Jaguars.

Jacksonville elected to cut Payne loose last May. He signed with Baltimore in  August only to be cut loose coming out of the preseason. After a short stint on the Ravens practice squad, Payne was released again. He rejoined the Jaguars to finish out the year. 

In 2019, Payne appeared in nine games for the Jaguars and recorded 61 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery and one pass defense. Pro Football Focus rated Payne as the No. 89 linebacker out of 89 qualifying players. 

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