Washington Redskins quarterback Nate Sudfeld (2) throws a pass as he is pressured by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Luke Rhodes (46) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnk
Jason Behnken
September 03, 2016

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have released veteran defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins and waived fifth-round pick Matt Ioannidis to cut down to their initial 53-man roster.

The team announced the moves after the 4 p.m. Saturday deadline.

Washington opted to keep rookie Nate Sudfeld, a sixth-round draft pick out of Indiana, as its third quarterback. Sudfeld is a long-term project, but on the day the Minnesota Vikings sent a first- and a conditional fourth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford, the Redskins didn't risk trying to put him on the practice squad.

Jenkins was released five days after the Redskins signed him. The 35-year-old played in the preseason finale Wednesday at Tampa Bay.

Along with Ioannidis, the Redskins released guard Josh LeRibeus, a 2012 third-round pick, and tight end Logan Paulsen, who has been with the team since 2010 but missed last season with an injury.

Undrafted rookie defensive lineman Anthony Lanier made the team after an impressive training camp.

The Redskins activated rookie receiver Josh Doctson off the physically unable to perform list. The first-round pick missed the entire preseason with an Achilles tendon injury, but coach Jay Gruden has not ruled Doctson out for the season opener Sept. 12 against Pittsburgh.


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