The Washington Redskins have signed free agent outside linebacker Everette Brown. The Redskins released second year outside Linebacker Brandon Jenkins, so when a roster spot came open they signed Brown. The Redskins are still wanting to add more pass rushing to the team and they felt that Brown was a player who had the potential to help them with that.
Brown was with the Dallas Cowboys last season, and previously spent time with the Carolina Panthers, and San Diego Chargers. He has 7 career sacks in his four seasons. Brown played defensive end last season for the Cowboys in their 4-3 defense, but the Redskins plan to convert him into an outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense.
Brandon Jenkins was a fifth round draft pick last season for the Redskins and was seen as a player who could have been draft much higher but injuries pushed his draft stock lower. He has been praised for his improvement in OTA’s and mini camp by outside linebacker coach Brian Baker. However, it seems that trend did not continue in training camp.
Head coach Jay Gruden stated they felt it was best to release Jenkins now so that he would stand a better chance of landing with another team, as it still early in training camp season.