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Source: Terrence Austin will be on practice squad

With 22 players to cut today by 6 p.m., the Washington Redskins' roster decisions are beginning to leak out.

Rookie wide receiver Terrence Austin will be placed on the Redskins' practice squad should he clear waivers, according to a person familiar with the situation. Austin, a seventh round draft pick out of UCLA impressed in the final preseason games, including in the finale on Thursday night in which he caught five passes for 94 yards and one touchdown, but apparently could not fight his way onto the final roster.

Austin's placement on the practice squad may bode well for undrafted free agent Brandon Banks, who showed some potential as a big-play punt returner but also had some fumbling issues.

Cornerback Ramzee Robinson was released, his agent Andrew Benedict confirmed. Robinson was behind several cornerbacks on the roster, including Phillip Buchanon and Kevin Barnes, who were listed as the top backups. The Redskins were expected to keep four cornerbacks, but should they keep a fifth it appears it could be Justin Tryon who sneaks onto the final 53.

By Paul Tenorio  |  September 4, 2010; 11:48 AM ET
 
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Comments

espn.com reporting parker will be released.

Posted by: BarackObama | September 4, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

It looks like Tenny's reading comprehension skills allowed him to decode the depth chart. Good goin', dude!

Posted by: AlligatorAl | September 4, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

i guess i am first too...

Posted by: BarackObama | September 4, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I thought Austin would make the roster for sure. I don't he lasts on the practice squad for long if he even makes it there.

Posted by: will_ga | September 4, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

There was Brandon Lloyd. We tore his contract up and gave him a new one. There was Adam Archuleta.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 4, 2010 10:49 AM |

Them two had divergent career paths:

1. Lloyd. Dude is doin' it for the Broncs.

2. Archuleta. It was more like Draculeta. Dude was more interested in biting peeps on the neck than playing fubbal. He is no longer in the NFL.

Posted by: AlligatorAl | September 4, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I doubt that he will clear waivers with 5 catches for 95 yards...

Posted by: GusInLeesburg | September 4, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

See ya, Parker,

Figured it would work out that way. Johnson offers more of a change-up from Portis than Parker does. I just wish LJ was more devoted to being a good blocker.

I'm thinking that Torain will be the third back with K. Williams ending up on the practice squad, but thats a tougher call. Could go either way.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 4, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Lloyd is doin' it for the Broncos? HA! Dude is straight garbo.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

espn.com reporting parker will be released.

Posted by: BarackObama | September 4, 2010 11:59 AM |

Dude - your should be plotting a strategy to save your bacon in Nov instead of hanging out on sports blogs and such.

Posted by: AlligatorAl | September 4, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Kinda surprised they chose to go with Banks over Austin. I thought Austin was more consistent. Seems like a sure sign that they will keep only 5 WRs on the 53.

Robinson's release does bode well for Tryon, assuming that they keep 5 CBs, which I think they will. I don't think Westbrook has much chance of making the team.

I'm curious about how things will pan out at Safety.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 4, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Lloyd is doin' it for the Broncos? HA! Dude is straight garbo.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2010 12:05 PM

Josh McDaniels = Zorn with an attitude problem and no endearing traits

Posted by: beep-beep | September 4, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Torain to practice squad if he clears waivers. Thought he would've made it too.

Posted by: will_ga | September 4, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow I got some questions.......
Pf1 funk, what makes you think we don't need vj???
Ok how bout not VJ but a big play wr
We haven't ever had a big reciever here as far as I can remember
My thought is if we don't have a guy lined up out wide who the d has to account for, were gonna do a whole lot of runnin...
Have a top tier wr will make defense thro blanket coverages his way, allowing others oppurtunities to make plays
Good players make other people better
For example, last yr with hayny
When he was on the field everyone else got better....
Hany being there allowed orakpo n carter to each grab 11 sacks
Haynys numbers were sub par definetly but without a doubt he helped AC n Sackpo cuz o lines focused on him

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 4, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Lloyd is doin' it for the Broncos? HA! Dude is straight garbo.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2010 12:05 PM |

"Straight garbo"? Him and Casino are the starting WRs for the Broncs.

Posted by: AlligatorAl | September 4, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow I got some questions.......
Pf1 funk, what makes you think we don't need vj???
Ok how bout not VJ but a big play wr
We haven't ever had a big reciever here as far as I can remember
My thought is if we don't have a guy lined up out wide who the d has to account for, were gonna do a whole lot of runnin...
Have a top tier wr will make defense thro blanket coverages his way, allowing others oppurtunities to make plays
Good players make other people better
For example, last yr with hayny
When he was on the field everyone else got better....
Hany being there allowed orakpo n carter to each grab 11 sacks
Haynys numbers were sub par definetly but without a doubt he helped AC n Sackpo cuz o lines focused on him

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 4, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Torain to practice squad if he clears waivers. Thought he would've made it too.

Posted by: will_ga | September 4, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I thought KWilliams showed more. Happy to see this. I think he will clear waivers, should be safe for us.

Posted by: frediefritz | September 4, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I'll be sorry to see Austin go. I liked everything I saw of the kid in the last game. Be shocked if he clears waivers.

Posted by: NYPDee | September 4, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

NO WAYYYYYY!!!

That's messed up!! Austin has earned a spot on this team. Who could the last reciever be then?? Certainly they haven't been better than Austin in the preseason.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 4, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

espn.com reporting parker will be released.

Posted by: BarackObama


What's funny, Mr. President, is that FOX News is reporting that youand the Democratic Party might be released sometime this Fall.

I suggest you put Hillary Clinton on your practice squad.

She might be the one player with the skills that'll save--or take--your job in two years.

Hilary Clinton: The people say you're a Muslim.

Barack Obama: I guess that's why they get off the airplane when I come on with my pack back.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 4, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Austin showed flashes...against 3rd stringers and guys that will be with him on the cut list today. Not sure why so many up here think other teams will be lined up to claim a guy that couldn't make a WR starved squad like ours...

Wish I could stick around for the final 53 unveil with you guys but I'm hitting the road to see some family today. I'll have to settle for the PFT updates on my blackberry...and the delayed gratification of serving up plates of crow for all the Banks haters...haha

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 4, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Lloyd is doin' it for the Broncos? HA! Dude is straight garbo.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2010 12:05 PM |

"Straight garbo"? Him and Casino are the starting WRs for the Broncs.

Posted by: AlligatorAl | September 4, 2010 12:16 PM

And your point is? If you're staring receivers are named Lloyd and Casino you have major problems. We think our WR issues are bad? At least we're not the Broncos.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Austin on the PS means that MAYBEEEEEE were getting another WR.....

CMON 83!!!!!!!

People who disagree, when was the last time we had a 9td WR??????

Someone out there is gonna look it up.......

I don't even think our wrs as a group had 9 tds last yr

He is a major upgrade n he fits what we wanna do

If we had 9 more tds last yr we would snagged maybe 4 to 6 more wins.....

Everybody gotta realize shanny is the real deal

Were so used to vinny blowing all our picks we wanna hold onto em for dear life

The moves the new regime make have all been smart solid pickups, a change for sure from the normal vinny antics

This guy could be paired with mcnabb for the next 4 yrs

Portis n moss leaving after this yr frees a ton of salary to make way for the long term deal jackson wants n we need to give him

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 4, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Jabar Gaffney is the Broncos' #1 WR.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 4, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I'll be sorry to see Austin go. I liked everything I saw of the kid in the last game. Be shocked if he clears waivers.


Posted by: NYPDee | September 4, 2010 12:19 PM |

Really? Shocked? Why?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse


Source: Terrence Austin will be on practice squad

By Paul Tenorio | September 4, 2010; 11:48 AM ET


None of this stuff is credible until you read it on PFT, especially on Saturday when Beantown isn't posting.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 4, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

For example, last yr with hayny
When he was on the field everyone else got better....
Hany being there allowed orakpo n carter to each grab 11 sacks
Haynys numbers were sub par definetly but without a doubt he helped AC n Sackpo cuz o lines focused on him

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 4, 2010 12:17 PM

Go back and do your research. BOTH Carter and Orakpo had better sack/game percentages during the games when Hanesworth was injured and not playing.

A better argument is that the Skins were better against the run when Fat Albert was in the game. Teams averaged only about 2 yards/rush when Albert was playing vs. about 4 yards/rush when he was not.

Posted by: kaasmaster | September 4, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I guess D Thomas doing well on kick returns helped push Austin to the PS. Who knows, they might even add another receiver in the next few days.

Posted by: will_ga | September 4, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I don't think there are "Banks haters." I think we're all pulling for this guy but you CANNOT put the ball on the ground time and time again!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: rachel216 | September 4, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"If I remember correctly, they put Chase on practice squad, and Colt on IR. So they didn't keep one and not the other.
Posted by: frediefritz"

According to Chase's Wiki entry, the Skins waived him on Sept 5 last year. Here's what happened after that (quite a saga):

"Daniel was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on September 6, 2009. He was promoted to the active roster on September 26, and named the emergency third quarterback for the September 27 game against the Buffalo Bills. The Saints waived Daniel on October 12, 2009 after placekicker Garrett Hartley came back from a four-game suspension, then re-signed him on October 16.[16][17] On November 17, 2009, ESPN reported that Daniel had been cut once again, to allow the Saints to sign cornerback Chris McAlister.[18] He was signed to the team's practice squad once again on November 20, 2009. Daniel was released from the practice squad on December 9, 2009, [19] only to be re-signed to the practice squad two days later on December 11, 2009.[20] Daniel was promoted to the active roster prior to regular season finale on January 1, 2010.[21] Chase Daniel was a member of the 2009-2010 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Championship team[22], although he did not take the field that season.[23]"

Posted by: Samson151 | September 4, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

beep...beep...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Beeps Peeps...RI reporting an hour later than PFT that slow Willie Park is gonzo.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 4, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Ummm according to NFL.com, Brandon Lloyd had 8 receptions, for 117 yards and no TDs for all of 2009. That's one game's worth of stats, I'd hardly call it "doing his thing" lolol

Posted by: joflood1987 | September 4, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Austin does not start for Lake Braddock!! Armstrong is another Babe Laufenberg pre-season hit wonder. We have get serious and blow this thing up and start from scratch folks. Moss, Galloway, and clownsworth Portis are all busted parking meter's. We might stretch it out to 5-11 if we can beat the Rams and Bucs.

Posted by: doyouktt | September 4, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry Austin, not long after the draft your words taught me of our new NFL talent evaluators. This young man just is not NFL material. In an article after drafting him he was quoted saying: "THE HARDEST THING ABOUT PUNT RETURNING IS CATCHING THE BALL", folks this over 50 year old absolute nobody judged him--CUT. Punt returning and kickoff returning are different. Most things in football can be practiced, punt returning being the exception. It's gift and instinct (at any level) and only a percentage of kickoff returners at any level are punt returners. When you are 13 years old, you are proud of yourself at how you have a natural knack at snagging the ball in the air from all kind of angles, body twists, positions and weather conditions. Punt returning is PURE fun or don't do it.

Posted by: CTaylor42 | September 4, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

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