The Redskins continued stocking up on Eagles castoffs Monday when they signed defensive tackle Treyvon Hester to their 53-man roster. One day earlier they added running back Wendell Smallwood, who spent the last three years with the Eagles.
Both were released by the Eagles on Saturday.
The Eagles open the regular season Sunday against the Redskins at the Linc.
Hester, 26, spent last year with the Eagles, playing 12 games with one start. He had one sack, two tackles for loss and 13 tackles playing 226 defensive snaps. He also played 94 special teams snaps.
Hester was originally a seventh-round pick of the Raiders and played in 14 games for Oakland as a rookie in 2017.
Hester’s main claim to fame as an Eagle was getting a hand on Cody Parkey’s game-winning field goal attempt in the Eagles’ playoff win over the Bears at Soldier Field in January.
The Redskins were a little thin on the defensive line on their original 53-man roster, with just five defensive linemen and just two pure interior linemen in their 3-4 front — 2018 first-round pick Da’Ron Payne and 2018 fifth-round pick Tim Settle, who has been hurt.
The Redskins had two open roster spots after placing two players on IR on Sunday.
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