As expected, the Redskins have moved inside linebacker Terrance Plummer up from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, the team announced.
The move was anticipated because linebacker Martrell Spaight was declared out of tomorrow’s game against the Rams due to a concussion. Coach Jay Gruden said earlier in the week that the Redskins would likely bring up Plummer to take Spaight’s spot.
In order to make room for Plummer, the Redskins have released defensive lineman Frank Kearse. This is the second straight week that Kearse has been released less than 24 hours before a game. He was cut last week to make room for the last-minute promotion of Houston Bates from the practice squad to the 53. The Redskins re-signed Kearse on Monday after returning Bates to the practice squad.
Plummer nearly made the team in the final cut but he was waived and added to the practice squad. It is likely that he will be active tomorrow as a special teams player and backup inside linebacker.
It’s probably not fun for Kearse to get cut twice in eight days but it won’t hurt him financially. Since he was on the roster as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday each week, NFL guidelines call for him to be paid for the full week regardless of his status later in the week.
It’s possible, though, that Plummer will be on the roster for more than this one game. The Redskins play the Giants in four days and if Spaight has not recovered from his concussion Kearse could stay at home for another week or perhaps longer.