Redskins release DL T.Y. McGill, waive OL Casey Dunn from Injured Reserve
The Washington Redskins have parted ways with defensive tackle T.Y. McGill and also released center Casey Dunn from the Injured Reserve.
After a Week 3 loss to the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins are making a couple of minor moves regarding their 53-man roster. While these moves open up roster spots, they are a far cry from the wholesale change that many were hoping for after the contest.
According to the team’s official Twitter account, the Redskins released defensive tackle T.Y. McGill from the 53-man roster while they also waived center Casey Dunn from the Injured Reserve. Dunn had landed there after being waived with an injury designation during the preseason.
These moves are relatively minor in the grand scheme of things. And all that the releases really do is open up a spot on the 53-man roster that someone could take.
McGill was signed amid injuries to the Redskins’ defensive line. When both Jonathan Allen and Caleb Brantley were out, he was added for depth purposes but didn’t do much during his time in Washington. The journeyman was never long for the roster, and now, he will be a free agent once again.
As for Dunn, he showed developmental potential during the 2018 preseason which landed him a spot with the squad on the 53-man roster. However, the team never played him even amid offensive line issues. They instead elected to stash him on the practice squad when injuries hit and targeted veterans to play ahead of him. Then, this offseason, Dunn didn’t get a chance to compete for the backup center spot because of the injury. But with Tony Bergstrom and Ross Pierschbacher ahead of him on the roster, he was a longshot despite his excellent technique.
These moves will have little to no impact on how the Redskins play moving forward. But the corresponding moves will be interesting to watch. The team is a bit thin at tight end after losing J.P. Holtz on waivers, so perhaps they could add a body there, whether it’s signing a veteran or adding Drew Belcher from the practice squad.