The Redskins signed 24-year-old linebacker Lynden Trail to their practice squad on Monday, according to reports and Trail's Twitter account.
Trail, who was cut by Houston after the preseason concluded, was one of the main players featured during the Texans' stint on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this past summer. The 6'7" Trail played a little bit of tight end in addition to defense while in college at Norfolk State. The Redskins have seen those two positions greatly affected by injuries so far this season and could use as much depth at each spot as they can get.
Judging by Trail's social media accounts, he was very happy to get the call from the Burgundy and Gold.
"GOD YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME HAILTOTHEREDSKINS"-TRAIL#HTTR
A photo posted by Lynden Antonio Trail (@lyndentrail7) on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:27am PDT
Like many young players, Trail is incredibly raw. However, he's the type of player who could develop with time on the practice squad. He's gotten a second chance in the NFL with a new team; now it's up to him to make the most of it.
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The most surprising outcome from Week 10 in the NFL season was the Tennessee Titans 34-10 thrashing of the New England Patriots.
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Despite missing three starting offensive lineman and several other key contributors due to injury, the Redskins got back in the win column with a 16-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With a two game lead in the NFC East, their stock rose a tad.
Coming off their bye week, the Eagles fell to the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. How were each of their rankings affected?
The Saints won their eighth straight, while the Steelers won their fifth straight. Where do these two rank in the Top 5?
The battle for No. 32 is perhaps more interesting than the battle for No. 1, but the Raiders stay in control of the bottom spot for now.
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The version of Adrian Peterson the Redskins have been getting this year — the one who currently sits as the NFL's fifth-leading rusher and the one who has been the team's only consistent offensive threat — hasn't even been the fully in-shape version, according to Peterson.
If you take him at his word, that's a pretty frightening thought for non-Redskins defenses to ponder.
After practice on Wednesday, the 33-year-old was asked about how he's feeling after dealing with ankle and shoulder problems earlier in the season. Those problems are apparently now all behind him.
"Last week, I actually started feeling all the way healthy," he said in the 'Skins locker room. "My shoulder, I'm back to bench pressing. I hadn't done that in three weeks. And so I'm back to doing the normal things that I was able to do. My ankle's feeling good, my body's just feeling refreshed."
Oh, so the guy who's been averaging nearly 75 yards per game on about 17 carries per game and the guy who's scored four total touchdowns through nine contests is only just now back to normal?
"Second half has been a blessing to me, you know?" he said. "It was a grind the first eight weeks, and here now, as I stand in front of you, my body's feeling amazing."
Must be nice to be one of the sport's best players of this generation, huh?
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