The Washington Redskins made a few roster moves on Wednesday as they cut defensive end Kendall Reyes, while adding free agent safeties Donte Whitner and Josh Evans.
Reyes signed a one year $2.5 million with the Redskins as a free agent after playing three seasons with the San Diego Chargers. Reyes was expected to help stop the run game and be a reliable backup to starting defensive end Chris Baker.
He played 36 snaps and accounted for a total of six tackles in his first two games with the Redskins. Kendall was sidelined for last two weeks due to a groin injury before his release.
Reyes exit opened the door for the Redskins to sign 31-year-old All-Pro safety Donte Whitner on a one-year deal. Over his 10-year career, Whitner played with the San Francisco 49ers, the Buffalo Bills, and the Cleveland Browns. He was released by the Browns in April.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars Safety Josh Evans was signed by the Redskins after David Bruton Jr. was placed on injured reserve. Evans, 25, recorded 53 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble in 16 games last season. He was cut by the Jaguars prior to the start of the season.
Evans worked out with the New York Giants before signing with the Skins’. Although his age might say otherwise, Whitner can still be a quality starter and a veteran presence in the locker room. He accounted for 58 tackles, a forced fumble, and 1.5 sacks in 2015.