Redskins sign tight end Marcus Baugh to roster before free agency

The Washington Redskins made a minor move at the tight end position on Tuesday when they signed Marcus Baugh to their roster.

The Washington Redskins have made a small move at the tight end position in the days after the 2020 NFL Combine. According to the team’s official Twitter account, they added Marcus Baugh to their roster.

Baugh was an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State in 2018. During his final season with the Buckeyes, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound pass catcher caught 28 passes for 304 yards and five touchdowns. All marks were career-highs for him, but it still wasn’t enough to get him drafted due to his poor overall athleticism.

Baugh signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent but didn’t last long with the team. He would go on to play with the San Diego Fleet in the short-lived AAF before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2019. However, he got hurt and ended up spending that campaign on injured reserve with the Panthers.

That gave Baugh some exposure to Ron Rivera‘s system. And evidently, Rivera liked what he saw from Baugh enough to give him a chance in Washington.

The signing of Baugh is a very, very minor one. It’s likely that he’ll compete with the likes of Caleb Wilson and Hale Hentges to be the developmental project option for the team. But given Baugh’s poor athletic ability, it may be hard for him to make any sort of impact at the NFL level unless he proves to be a strong blocker or shows the versatility needed to play some fullback.

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The Redskins will be adding a lot to their 90-man roster this offseason with free agency around the corner and the 2020 NFL Draft not too far behind. But at the end of the day, this move isn’t anything more than a flyer on a young player that Rivera had a chance to coach last season. It’s unlikely that he’ll be anything more than a camp body, but at a position that the Redskins are weak at, anything is worth a shot.