The Washington Redskins tried out seven players earlier this week as they were looking to add some depth to their practice squad. The team decided to sign one of those players as they offered a practice squad contract to wide receiver Shakeir Ryan. Ryan (5-8, 169 lbs) will take receiver Dres Anderson's spot on the Redskins Practice Squad. Anderson was released Tuesday.

The team is looking for developmental talent

While Shakeir Ryan will likely never see the Redskins active roster this season, the team is hoping the 22-year-old will use the experience to develop his skill set further.

Ryan was an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern State-Lousiana, the Los Angeles Rams originally signed him to a one-year contract. He led Northwestern State in punt return yardage during his NCAA career, returning 19 kicks for 192 yards, averaging better than ten yards per return. He also added 32 catches for 197 yards and one touchdown in his senior season.

The Rams were originally impressed with his quickness and agility. If Ryan ever plays a role in Washington, it will likely come on special teams.

Washington brought in a total of seven players

The Redskins brought in a total of seven players this week for tryouts including former Minnesota Vikings safety and Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum.

Exum (6-1, 220 lbs) was a standout for the Hokies while in college but was never quite able to cross that talent over to the professional game. Along with Exum, Washington brought in defensive backs Shamarko Thomas, B.T. Sanders, and James Sample; wide receivers Rashard Davis and Shakeir Ryan and linebacker Otha Peters.

Thomas (5-9, 213 lbs) appeared in 48 games for Pittsburgh from 2013-16 starting two games along the way.

Sample was viewed as a late-round sleeper a couple of years ago before going undrafted and signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he started two games for them last season. B.T. Sanders spent time on Buffalo's practice squad last year, and Rashard Davis was with Philadelphia earlier this year before being cut.

Looking ahead

Washington has now won two in a row after starting the season with a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at home.

The offense and defense now appear to be clicking, as both sides of the ball are currently ranked inside the top ten in the league. THe offense has shown a tendency to run the ball more this season and the results are obvious. The Redskins will look to shock everyone this week on Monday Night Football when they take on the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, led by head coach Andy Reid, who historically has given Washington fits in the past in terms of being able to beat his teams.