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Washington Redskins Undrafted Free Agents: Tracking the Latest Signings

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistApril 28, 2013

Washington Redskins Undrafted Free Agents: Tracking the Latest Signings

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    The 2013 NFL draft is over, but the Washington Redskins are still busy signing undrafted free agents. You'll forget most of these names by October, but some will inevitably stick with you. They always do. 

    We're tracking all of the signings right here, based on reports. Once we have a confirmed final list from the 'Skins, we'll have a full feel for how this team will look throughout the summer. 

    Keep checking back for updates.

Florida OT Xavier Nixon

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    Source: NFL Draft Bible

    The Redskins didn't draft a tackle despite a major issue on the right side. Expect Nixon to come in and compete with Tyler Polumbus, Jeremy Trueblood and Tony Pashos on the right rise. This is absolutely a winnable job for the SEC product. 

North Carolina State OT R.J. Mattes

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    Source: NFL Draft Bible

    Again, the Redskins focused on other needs in the draft, but with Mattes and Nixon, they now have five options to win that right tackle job. Mattes did a great job blocking for Mike Glennon in college.

    This 'Skins have yet to confirm this.

Nebraska LB Will Compton

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    Source: NFL Draft Bible

    Washington seems set at linebacker, especially after drafting Brandon Jenkins to get some reps on the outside. That said, Compton's a quality option on the inside. With London Fletcher getting up there in age, he could compete for a role behind Keenan Robinson and Perry Riley,

Michigan C Ricky Barnum Jr.

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    Source: Barnum's Twitter account

    Barnum could be more than a camp body, because the Redskins don't really have any options at center beyond Will Montgomery, who turned 30 this offseason. The versatile Michigan product also has experience at guard, so a solid spring could give him a shot.

    The 'Skins have yet to confirm this.

Syracuse LB Brandon Sharpe

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    Source: Syracuse.com

    The 6-foot-1, 255-pound defensive end out of Syracuse will be asked to stand up in the linebacking corps. Not an easy transition to make immediately, especially when trying to get noticed among a slew of outside linebackers. 

Alabama-Birmingham ILB Marvin Burdette

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    Source: Washington Times

    The school's website claims that Burdette's 13.08 tackles per game led the NCAA. But the Redskins have four inside linebackers pretty much locked in so Burdette would need to really put on a show or rely on an injury elsewhere to have a chance.

Troy WR Chip Reeves

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    Source: Washington Times

    Many expected the 'Skins to draft a wide receiver, but they didn't. Nothing stands out about the smallish Reeves, but there's a chance for him to challenge guys like Dezmon Briscoe.

Utah C Tevita Stevens

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    Source: Washington Times

    Two centers on the UDFA market? I guess the 'Skins are looking for protection for Will Montgomery to emerge. The 25-year-old Stevens was an honorable mention All-Pac 12.

New Haven WR Jason Thompson

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    Source: Washington Times

    The 6'3" Thompson had 16 touchdowns last year at Division II New Haven. He might not be as fast as Reeves, but he has a big size advantage. 

UConn WR Nick Williams

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    Source: Washington Times

    Here's a potential replacement for Brandon Banks in the kick return game. Of course, Williams will also have to prove his worth as an undersized receiver, which won't be easy with so many wideouts already on the roster. 

Houston G Jacolby Ashworth

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    Source: Team press release

    The first-team All-American Athletic Conference offensive lineman plays guard, where Washington already has four or five quality players.

Texas Christian WR Skye Dawson

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    Source: Team press release

    Yet another undersized receiver. Dawson is a return specialist as well, so it's obvious what Mike Shanahan and Co. are thinking here. Expect an open audition for return duties.

Appalachian State LB Jeremy Kimbrough

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    Source: Team press release

    Kimbrough is a pure run-stopping inside linebacker with three years' worth of starting experience with the Mountaineers. Quite the crowd in that spot, though, and he might not be strong enough in coverage to make the cut.

Georgia State TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi

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    Source: Team press release

    Many expected him to be drafted because he's such a great athlete, but the small-school product was not selected. With Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen and Jordan Reed locked in and Niles Paul also on the roster, the odds aren't in Ogbuehi's favor.

Troy G/C Kyle Wilborn

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    Source: Team press release

    The All-Sun Belt Conference first-teamer joins a huge crowd in the interior offensive line. He's versatile, but that might not be enough. 

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