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Redskins cut the cord on 2013 draft pick Brandon Jenkins

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Players with value get chances. Players without value get made into examples.

The Redskins released 2013 fifth-round pick Brandon Jenkins Sunday, less than a week into his second training camp.

According to Tarik El-Bashir of, Jenkins “had a particularly poor effort in Sunday morning’s one-on-one battle drills,” and was released hours later.

The former Florida State linebacker had one tackle in six games last season, and barely played in the second half of the season, since he didn’t contribute on special teams.

Draft picks usually get a longer leash, especially in their first two seasons. But he might be more useful to the Redskins as an object lesson than as a player.

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30 Responses to “Redskins cut the cord on 2013 draft pick Brandon Jenkins”
  1. jetsbandwagon says: Jul 27, 2014 3:26 PM

    Geno Smith= Top 5 QB
    RGKnee= Worst QB in the league


  2. agilson78 says: Jul 27, 2014 3:27 PM

    This is a guy who would have been a 1st or 2nd round draft pick if not for a torn ACLhis final season at FSU. Washington are idiots for making an “example” out of someone with his talents. Someone else will be more than happy to pick up his services.

  3. alshonbrandontandem says: Jul 27, 2014 3:29 PM

    “We’ll take him”

    Jerry Jones

  4. jimmysee says: Jul 27, 2014 3:33 PM

    Every now and then a public execution can be useful to motivate the troops.

  5. snyper94z28 says: Jul 27, 2014 3:37 PM

    Don’t matter, drated, FA, OR UDFA, keep the best. I know higher picks has cap penalties if cut so teams tend to keep them. Usually they say best 53, but that’s just not true…best 53 plus those with high cap hits….

  6. jetsbandwagon says: Jul 27, 2014 3:37 PM

    They just cut their best defensive player! What a dumpster this clueless organization is! Worst owner in the league, an outdated and offensive slur name, and a diva QB! I’m so glad the New York Jets don’t have this trouble!


  7. goraidersgospurs says: Jul 27, 2014 3:37 PM

    He must have millions save to act like that!!

  8. gbanman says: Jul 27, 2014 3:46 PM

    If the guy was worth something then they would have kept him around. End of story. I like the way Gruden is taking charge. No way Zorn would have ever done that.

  9. luz56 says: Jul 27, 2014 3:47 PM

    Things are not going to go well with the Redskins… Gruden was the absolute worst hire

  10. rufustfireflyjr says: Jul 27, 2014 3:50 PM

    I’ll go with the Redskins’ “idiots” who have actually been watching this guy for the last two years (in person and on video) than someone who probably hasn’t gotten any closer to Jenkins than watching him on TV in college or writing about him on some blog. Backup LBs have to play on special teams, and Jenkins was awful in that role. Kinda makes me think his problem was a lack of “want to,” which is what special teams boils down to.

  11. soothsayer64 says: Jul 27, 2014 4:01 PM

    He was a bubble player at best. He was giving a piss poor effort in practice. Gruden did the absolute right thing!

  12. soothsayer64 says: Jul 27, 2014 4:01 PM

    Geno smith is straight garbage!!!!!

  13. rg3andthensome says: Jul 27, 2014 4:12 PM

    Why would we keep him when we have Rak, Ryan and that new guy?

  14. Patskrieg dot com says: Jul 27, 2014 4:28 PM

    Oof. I saw Jenkins play his junior year at FSU and he looked phenomenal. One ACL injury and he never looked even close to the same again.

  15. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 27, 2014 4:29 PM

    OK.. so when did Jets fans get the right to venture out and speak in public? this just does not seem right…

  16. numberoneinthehoodg says: Jul 27, 2014 4:35 PM

    Be honest. He was scalped.

  17. kerryc21realty says: Jul 27, 2014 4:39 PM

    Jets fans talking trash about another team, LOL LOL LOL

  18. celticsforever says: Jul 27, 2014 4:48 PM

    A backup LB who does not play special teams. Surprised he lasted this long! But Shanahan never would have cut him because Jenkins was one of “his” draft picks. Good work Gruden!

  19. jayovalentine says: Jul 27, 2014 4:55 PM

    Wow… a Jets troll ?? LMAO !!! It has to be that so called Vikings fan stirring up stuff….. Last time the Jets or the Vikings went to a SB, they were segregated !

  20. alphaq2 says: Jul 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    Ryan Kerriagan, Orakpo, Trent Murphy and Rob Jackson…they just don’t need any more OLB’s so they made an example out of him. Love it!

  21. daveshingle says: Jul 27, 2014 5:21 PM

    *GASP* You said Redskins!

  22. officialgame says: Jul 27, 2014 5:45 PM

    If the lowly Skins cut him he must really suck.

  23. redskin1 says: Jul 27, 2014 5:52 PM


  24. nyneal says: Jul 27, 2014 6:12 PM

    Yeah, really. Jetbandwagon must be dreaming. He says Geno Smith is a top 5 QB!! Yeah — in throwing interceptions, that is.
    Look — the Jets will never win another Super Bowl with that delirious owner and blowhard head coach they have.
    To show how bad the Jets organization has been, the best QB they ever had (Joe Namath) threw more interceptions in his career than TD’s (220 ints and 173 td’s).
    To make things worse, they play at the same stadium the Giants play in and they are always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

  25. afcdomination says: Jul 27, 2014 6:27 PM

    jets fans trolling is just hilarious. you realize your team is an AFC Team. this is for an NFC team. how the heck do the jets have anything to do with this.

  26. wnstonchill says: Jul 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    I’m offended by this……

  27. canadianhonky says: Jul 27, 2014 6:42 PM

    5th rounder gets dropped…. So. Ahh wait ahh I think someone from the Cowboys is on the phone.. Excuse me sir how much?? Great see ya Monday

  28. abninf says: Jul 27, 2014 6:52 PM

    Dallas has won three Super Bowls since the last time the Redskins were relevant. The Giants have won two. And the Eagles, well, you get what I’m saying.

  29. nole06 says: Jul 27, 2014 10:34 PM

    Jenkins never tore his ACL, he suffered a Lisfranc injury. You’re probably thinking of Tank Carradine, who tore his ACL towards the end of his final season at FSU.

  30. channer81 says: Jul 28, 2014 11:31 AM

    Dude ran a +5.0 40 time, that lisfranc injury definitely hampered him and I guess he hasn’t been the same. I was concerned that he would only be a pass rush specialist cause in college he seemed terrible in run defense. Oh well, hope he gets better and finds success with another team.

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