The #Washington #Redskins signed two players Monday afternoon and let go of three others in a flurry of moves following Washington's #Rookie Minicamp that was held at the team's headquarters in Loudoun, Virginia this past weekend.

The team signed tight end Manasseh Garner (6-2, 229 pounds) and undrafted free agent from cornerback Florida Atlantic Tevin Homer (6-2, 196 pounds). Washington then released former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon, and finally waived linebacker Khairi Fortt and tight end Wes Saxton.

Garner is now on his fifth team (Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos) in three years, none of which he has taken a single snap with as he's spent most of his time on the practice squad.

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Garner joins a pretty crowded depth chart at tight end with Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Niles Paul, Derek Carrier and the newly drafted Jeremy Sprinkle from the University of Arkansas.

Homer was one of the 37 tryout players the Redskins brought into rookie camp this past weekend. At 6-2, he fits the current NFL prototype at the position in terms of size and the coaching staff must have seen something in him this past weekend to at least offer him a spot on the 90-man roster.

Released players were never on the main roster

Linebacker Khairi Fortt and tight end Wes Saxton both spent portions of the 2016 season on the Redskins practice squad, but never cracked the 53-man roster. Fortt is set to portray slain safety Sean Taylor on Discovery channel's "The Perfect Murder" in June but was still viewed as a long shot with the team.

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Saxton found himself stacked behind a fleet of tight ends last season, much like Garner will in 2017 if he were to make the teams practice squad.

Washington now has one roster spot available

After the flurry of roster moves this afternoon the Washington Redskins now have one vacant roster spot as the team currently has 89 players under contract. With a few months left until training camp, the team's roster could shift several different times near the bottom where the term 'camp body' becomes a proper noun, not an adjective describing the said players current roster situation.

Most of these players will never so much as put a game-day uniform onto their pads and run out the tunnel in burgundy and gold. That said, the chance to make the roster is always real when competition is as thick as it has been the last few years at Redskins Training Camp in Richmond, Virginia in late July.