Rob Jackson among early cuts in Washington


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.