The Redskins needed to create a roster spot after they signed long snapper Rick Lovato. They did it by cutting defensive lineman Jordan Hill.

The chain of events that led to Lovato’s signing and Hill’s release started earlier this week when longtime snapper Nick Sundberg injured his back in the weight room. Since there is no backup snapper on the roster (Colt McCoy would play the position only in an emergency) they had to bring one in from the outside. Sundberg was listed as questionable on the injury report and if he can’t go Lovato will be active.

Hill, a former third-round pick of the Seahawks, was signed last week. The Seahawks released him during the final cut and he was on the street until the Redskins picked him up.

Hill can be claimed by any other NFL team by 4 p.m. on Monday. If makes it through waivers, the Redskins could be interested in bringing him back once Sundberg is healthy.