Many thought that the wide receiver Robert Davis and offensive lineman Kyle Kalis would make the Redskins’ roster coming out of training camp. As it turned out, both of the rookies were released on September 2 and put on the practice squad. Now, both of them are back on the roster.
The team announced Monday night that Davis and Kalis have been signed to the active roster. Davis has been on the practice squad all season. Kalis spent four weeks there before the Colts signed him to their active roster. Indianapolis waived him with an injury settlement on Saturday and the Redskins claimed him.
To make room for the two players, the Redskins waived LB Pete Robertson and DL Caraun Reid.
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The Redskins lack depth at wide receiver. Terrelle Pryor was put on injured reserve on November 21, and Maurice Harris is in the concussion protocol. At 6-3, Davis fits the team’s new prototype of lining up tall wide receivers. The sixth-round pick will be brought along slowly, but he could get a few chances in games.
Kalis was an undrafted free agent who had a very good training camp, but he couldn’t quite beat out fellow undrafted rookie Tyler Catalina for a roster spot. The Redskins now have nine offensive linemen on the roster.
One advantage to signing the players is that it ensures that they will remain under contract to the team. Davis and Kalis will be with the team through the offseason program and training camp in 2018, so they will have a chance to further develop and evaluate them.
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