Redskins sign 2 players, release 1

Updated: October 15, 2013
Trenton Robinson

The Washington Redskins have released safety Jordan Pugh and replaced him with Trenton Robinson, a safety from Michigan State who was dropped from the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad last week. In addition, the Redskins have signed Kyle Nelson, a 27-year-old long snapper specialist who last played for the Seattle Seahawks, who takes the place of Nick Sundberg, the long snapper who was injured last Sunday in Dallas and placed on injured reserve earlier today.

Earlier today the Redskins signed LB Josh Hull to replace Kehl on the roster.

Trenton Robinson, a former-and-now-current teammate of QB Kirk Cousins, is small — 5’9″ and 193 pounds — but is makes up for it with speed. The 49ers drafted Robinson in the 6th round in 2012, cut him and then he was picked up by the Eagles, who released him on October 8.

Kyle Nelson played football for New Mexico State before signing with the New Orleans Saints in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. He has bounced around almost half a dozen practice squads and rosters since then. The Seahawks signed him in July 2013 and then cut him six weeks later. Nelson comes from a family of football players. His grandfather was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1954, but played in the Canadian Football League instead. Nelson’s father also played in the CFL.

Interestingly, the Redskins declined to sign Justin Snow, the long snapper who stepped in last season when Sundberg was temporarily lost to a broken arm.