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Edwin Williams, James Dearth to be cut from roster

With Malcolm Kelly already headed to injured reserve, the Redskins need to cut four players to get down to 75 by later Tuesday afternoon. A team source said that two of them are offensive lineman Edwin Williams and long snapper James Dearth.

Williams, an undrafted free agent out of Maryland and DeMatha High in 2009, appeared in four regular season games with two starts last season, when the Redskins' offensive line was devastated by injury. The 6-3, 317-pound player was primarily a center. The Redskins have veteran Kory Lichtensteiger in camp to back up veteran Casey Rabach, the starter.

Dearth, a former New York Jet, was brought in earlier in training camp to push Nick Sundberg, the long snapper signed in the offseason to replace veteran Redskin Ethan Albright, who was not re-signed. Sundberg, though, has apparently beaten out Dearth.

Dearth and Williams join safety Lendy Holmes among the cuts.

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 31, 2010; 3:17 PM ET
 
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Comments

Sad to see Edwin Williams go... thought he had some upside to develop.

In other news, the Vikes cut Marko Mitchell-- practice squad, anyone?

Posted by: TDawg1 | August 31, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

If the team's doctors and training staff failed to properly diagnose the injury, did the team feel culpable and more inclined to keep Kelly in the organization?

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid | August 31, 2010; 3:45 PM ET

Who cares? Kelly wasn't a big part of the Skins plans anyway. Why is he being treated like a stud WR who's been lost for the year?

Let him heal, get another year studying and getting completely healthy, come back next year and if this happens again, dude is gone.

Why cut a guy who will benefit from a year of letting his body get right, has potential, will get a year to study the offense and learn the playbook? Snyder has the money to keep him around. Granted, if he ends up in the same scenario next year, Skins can't keep wasting time and resources on him.

Placing him on IR was the right move. Just stash him away and hope he can come back healthy. Sucks for him though.

Posted by: saltine182 | August 31, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Meh.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | August 31, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Looks like I'll survive the first round of cuts.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | August 31, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I didn't see Ed Williams getting cut. I thought he played well enough to keep as a backup. Hopefully he gets picked up some where. That dude bleed burgundy and gold.

Posted by: TWISI | August 31, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

What happened to the post about the "mounting" confusing regarding MK12's injury?

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 31, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully he gets picked up some where. That dude bleed burgundy and gold.

Posted by: TWISI | August 31, 2010 3:30 PM

He could still end up on the practice squad, though I guess that's not likely. Also, if he bled burgundy and gold, he probably wouldn't fit in on another team, especially if he needed a transfusion.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 31, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

thought edwin williams would have made the team... maybe the skins sign him to the practice squad or re-sign him next week if another team doesn't pick him up...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | August 31, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm calling Kelly '1 Foot' (because his 365 yards of offense in 3 years is an average of 1 Foot a day).

Which leads me to predict a headline sometime in the next year:

1 Foot Out the Door

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 31, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

the team's doctors and training staff failed to properly diagnose the injury, did the team feel culpable and more inclined to keep Kelly in the organization?

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid | August 31, 2010; 3:45 PM ET

Who cares?

Posted by: saltine182 | August 31, 2010 3:25 PM

If you count the Haynesworth situation, that's the second misdiagnosis of the summer. Is that the place you want the training staff to be heading into the season?

Posted by: TWISI | August 31, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Surprised there. Thought he had a chance to take over for Casey someday soon.

Posted by: AdamCr | August 31, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Got 3 out of 4 right. Missed on Ed Williams though. Thought Will Montgomery would hit the chopping block.

Let's see what the last move is to cut the roster down to size. These were my last remaining candidates:

Howard Green
Rob Jackson
Shay Hodge

Posted by: psps23 | August 31, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100831/sp_yblog_upshot/washington-post-suspends-columnist-for-twitter-hoax

hah!! Wise starts a rumor and gets suspended. If every sportswriter that started a rumor got suspended, there'd be no one left!!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 31, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

the team's doctors and training staff failed to properly diagnose the injury, did the team feel culpable and more inclined to keep Kelly in the organization?

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid | August 31, 2010; 3:45 PM ET

In defense of the team doctors, their time in medical school was spent primarily on patients comprised of human tissue. They each had limited experience with paper mache.

Posted by: MColeman51 | August 31, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Marko to the practice squad... book it.

Or don't, I don't really care.

Hope that Edwin Williams doesn't get picked up and can be on the practice squad; really liked him as a person and player.

Posted by: TDawg1 | August 31, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but that was a stewpid rumor.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 31, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Is that why he had the maxi pad bandadge on his head last year? Cause he was bleeding burgundy and gold. Good riddance to the crappy Maryland players Vinny was in love with. Barnes is the only hope left and he is coming up short as a 3rd rounder so far.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | August 31, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Todd,
If Barnes is the only hope, then God help us all.

Posted by: TDawg1 | August 31, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

"...thought edwin williams would have made the team..."

Didn't expect the guy to get cut either.

But I do remember reading somewhere that Kory Lichtensteiger was playing very well.

Perhaps he's here to replace Rabach.

Somebody should.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 31, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

10 minutes before cut deadline of 4pm and we still don't know who the fourth guy is.

Posted by: MadeRED | August 31, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Redskins always seem to drag out these cuts each year.

I remember one year almost every other team's list was out there but Washington's.

What's the advantage to holding onto the names.

You can't tell me this first cut to 75 players is so difficult.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | August 31, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

About kelly.. I have friend in the sports rehab business and his take on kelly is that he was always the star in H.S. and college and really didn't have to do more then obligitory weight training and it didn't matter. sinced turning pro, it is not only required but you have to show results. he thinks kelly just hasn't had his body keep up with all the weight training that is required. he believes that when his body adjust to really lifting weights seriuosly for the first time in his life, he will not only get bigger, stronger, faster, but will reduce his injuries. just throwing that out there for maybe why the team IR'd him. they believe his body will catch up with the requirements it needs to be a pro. food for thought... wish i had my usual rant on a cowturd fan on something funny something smart and funny to add.....maybe next time.....HAIL! 12 days till dallas beat down...thats all i got!!

Posted by: klangley69 | August 31, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Let me see if I get this. Someday, M Kelley is all of a sudden going to run a 4.4; he's going to get smarter and learn the pass routes that currently baffle him; he's going to be a monster on special teams; he's going to be injury free for a whole season; yadda, yadda, yadda. Give me a f'n break. He is a bust of the highest order. Why all the second, third, fourth... chances?

Posted by: lp_lodestar | August 31, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

IMO, Kelly and Marko Mitchell are in the same boat! They both need to get in the weight room and put some bulk on those toothpick arms and legs! Man up, Bulk up and learn how to play special teams or else be forever on some teams practice squad!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 31, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

lichtensteiger is a young weakling and rabach an old one, the reason lichtesteiger was released from the broncos from what I read was that he is weak at the point of attack..sounds just like rabach, the zone blocking scheme is basically for the running attack at some points in the game you must block your man one on one and the 2 centers unless it is a smaller line-backer will get beaten. e. williams is much stronger and younger than both of them, If will montgomery makes the team shanahan has lost his mind or maybe he just wants more so-called white weak o-linemen on the team montgomery in the last dallas game was thrown around like a rag doll and he is 10-12lbs heavier than the 2 centers on the team..all 3 of them so-called lilly white".

Posted by: wathu19 | August 31, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

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