RICHMOND—Second-year linebacker Brandon Jenkins was waived by the Redskins on Sunday after getting off to a poor start in training camp.
When the Florida State product was drafted in the fifth round last year, the Redskins believed they had gotten a steal in the 6 foot 2, 254-pound Jenkins. As it turned out, he was anything but.
Jenkins recorded one tackle—an assist—in six games last season. He rarely made it onto the field in the second half of the season because he was unable to contribute on special teams.
Jenkins had a particularly poor effort in Sunday morning’s one-on-one battle drills and was cut shortly thereafter.
With Jenkins gone, the Redskins’ top four outside linebackers are Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Murphy and Rob Jackson. The team kept four players at that position last season.
The Redskins also announced that offensive lineman Maurice Hurt passed his physical and was activated from the non-football injury list.