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Rob Jackson among early cuts in Washington

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The Redskins have started the process of paring their roster down to 75 men by Tuesday’s deadline.

The most notable name among the 10 players involved in Sunday’s moves is linebacker Rob Jackson. Jackson joined the team as a seventh-round pick in 2008 and has played in 54 games for the team over the last six seasons.

Jackson spent most of that time as a backup to Brian Orakpo, but had 4.5 sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and a touchdown while making 14 starts with Orakpo out of the lineup in the 2012 season. The Redskins drafted Trent Murphy in the second round this year and he’s moved into the spot that Jackson used to occupy on the depth chart.

Fullback Stephen Campbell, wide receiver Cody Hoffman, linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough, wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, safety Ross Madison, defensive end Jake McDonough, linebacker Adrian Robinson and defensive end Jeremy Towns were also cut on Sunday. Tight end Mike Caussin has been placed on injured reserve.

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13 Responses to “Rob Jackson among early cuts in Washington”
  1. baddegg says: Aug 24, 2014 5:46 PM

    Wow, Rob Jackson really played well when given the opportunity. I am really sad to see him go.

  2. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 24, 2014 5:47 PM

    Damn shame he had to go. Good reserve OLB….. Didn’t really help himself with drug suspensions though either

  3. mufasa1822 says: Aug 24, 2014 5:59 PM

    If your play isn’t good enough in Washington you can still make the team by being a marketing prop.

  4. storeyants says: Aug 24, 2014 6:10 PM

    Will always love him for the pick that ended romos season !!

  5. herrcules13 says: Aug 24, 2014 6:25 PM

    The NFLPA needs to work a deal to increase the total number of players on the roster–during talks about increasing regular season games. The league won’t like the increase in salary $, but the gain for the owners is that they’ll have more options. It’ll be particularly beneficial when they increase the # of games in the regular season…problem is that the union seems to be too weak to do what they’re supposed to–stand up for the players.

  6. jayovalentine says: Aug 24, 2014 6:27 PM

    He almost signed with Oakland earlier this summer, maybe he will catch on with them. Good luck to him. Redskins Nation thanks you for your time.

  7. stunzeed5 says: Aug 24, 2014 6:38 PM

    Good luck Rob from the REDSKINS family.

  8. bluntsmokinskinsfan says: Aug 24, 2014 7:03 PM

    Don’t really like this move

  9. hugeredskinsfan says: Aug 24, 2014 7:24 PM

    I love Rob Jackson… a very solid starting OLB when Orakpo was out.

  10. bucsorbust says: Aug 24, 2014 7:54 PM

    I’m willing to lay odds he will sign with Atlanta before the week is out.

  11. cwby4evr says: Aug 24, 2014 8:33 PM

    Welcome to Dallas Mr. Jackson!!!

  12. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:16 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he caught on with Dallas.

  13. defscottyb says: Aug 26, 2014 5:30 AM

    The Skins are so talented via depth a lot of good players are going to get cut unfortunately.

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