Redskins announce 12 signings

Redskins announce 12 signings
May 2, 2013, 1:15 pm
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On Wednesday, the NFL confirmed that Washington had signed five undrafted free agents. Earlier Thursday, the Redskins announced seven more signings who will join the team's 2013 draft picks and other eligible participants for rookie minicamp this week in Ashburn.


NameJacolby Ashworth

PositionOffensive line


The skinnyThe 6 foot 3, 300-pounder started 10 games at right guard for the Cougars after playing left tackle the previous three seasons. A first-team All-Conference USA selection as a senior.


NameWill Compton



The skinny: The 6 foot 2, 230-pound middle linebacker led the Huskers with 110 total tackles. Also had three sacks en route two second-team All-Big Ten honors.


NameSkye Dawson

PositionWide receiver

SchoolTexas Christian

The skinny: The 5-9, 183-pound Texas native made 34 receptions for 455 yards and a touchdown. Averaged 9.4 yards on punt returns and 23.1 yards on kickoffs. Ran a 4.39 second 40 yard dash on his pro day.


NameJeremy Kimbrough


School: Appalachian State

The skinnyThe 5 foot 9, 235-pound inside linebacker recorded a Southern Conference-leading 128 total tackles as a senior. Also had 4.5 sacks and an interception.


NameXavier Nixon

PositionOffensive line


The skinny: At 6 foot 6, 321-pounds, Nixon can play both right and left tackle. Was projected to be drafted as high as the fifth round, but NFL teams worried about his penchant for penalties and a lack of consistency.


NameEmmanuel Ogbuehi

PositionTight end

SchoolGeorgia State

The skinnyThe 6 foot 3, 235-pound Ogbuehi had 25 receptions for 282 yards last season. He made 21 of those receptions -- and scored three touchdowns -- in the final five games. Has been clocked in the 40 at 4.63 seconds.


Name: Kyle Wilborn

PositionOffensive line


The skinny: The 6-4, 299-pound center earned first team All Sun Belt Conference honors. Wilborn anchored a line that yielded only 1.25 sacks per game despite an average of 42 pass attempts per game.

Go here for details on the other five Redskins signees the NFL announced yesterday.