Out at Redskins Park

Waived 5 Times (At Least) By NFL Teams, Skins Sign TE Rob Myers

With the Redskins roster reaching critical status due to all the injuries within the last week, the coaching staff at Redskins Park is trying to do some heavy damage control, adding TE Rob Myers to the team’s practice squad earlier this week.

The item that struck me the most, giving me pause, was Myers' bio.

Myers (6-4, 239) was originally signed by the New York Jets as a college free agent on April 30, 2009, before being waived on May 29. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 8, before being waived on Sept. 5 and signing with their practice squad a day later. He was waived by the Eagles on Sept. 24. He signed with the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Nov. 3, where he remained for the rest of the season. Myers was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Jan. 13, 2010, before being waived on Sept. 4. He signed with the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad on Sept. 13, before being waived on Oct. 1. Myers signed with the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad on Oct. 26, where he remained for the rest of the season. He was waived by the Colts on August 8, 2011.

Orginally, I thought like most of you reading this: This guy's been around the League. Then you wonder about his ability, given the number of teams that have added him, then released him, in such short periods of time. Can he even play? Is he healthy?

An overview describes Myers like this...

A nice receiving tight end/H-back prospect who converted from the wide receiver spot, Myers stood out as a junior with 21 catches for 320 yards and three touchdowns. But his senior season was a washout because of a turf toe. He also missed time in the 2006 and 2007 seasons with leg and groin injuries, respectively. His athleticism and hands got him an invite to the Combine, where he can get on teams' radars as a late-round pick or priority free agent -- if his toe is healthy. Had an arm span of 32 1/4 inches and a hand span of 9 1/2 inches at the combine.

But, (and there's always that), if you look at the Redskins' upcoming game schedule, you'll find the Skins' next opponents are, in fact, New York and New England. Both are teams Myers has had some history with.

Could the Myers acquisition be a Shanahan move that he thinks (in his words) will give the team the "best chance of winning" football games?

With Dallas coming into town this weekend, fresh off a 44-7 butt kicking win over the Buffalo Bills (another Myers tie) this will be a chance, if not THE chance, for Myers to prove what he's made of.

Redskin linebacker Brian Orakpo, speaking on the John Thompson show, shares his thoughts on the Cowboys, and what he thinks the team needs to do be successful, going forward.

"We can't play like robots", said Orakpo.

In other Redskin news, the Redskins have signed defensive lineman Darrion Scott and resigned wide receiver Donté Stallworth. Defensive lineman Kedric Golston and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (hip) have both been placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Safety Kareem Moore has been waived at this time.