Redskins place Colt on IR, ending his season


POSTED: Sunday, September 06, 2009

ASHBURN, VA. »The winner between the ex-Heisman Trophy contenders battling for the Washington Redskins third-string quarterback job? Try “;none of the above.”;

The Redskins placed Colt Brennan on injured reserve with hip and hamstring injuries, and his competition for the job, Chase Daniel, was one of the final cuts yesterday as the team reduced its roster to 53 for the regular season.

Kicker Shaun Suisham was one of the survivors, getting a chance to stick for another season after fending off a challenge from Dave Rayner. It was a competition with few highlights: The Redskins tried only four field goals in preseason, and Rayner's only attempt was an easy 25-yarder.

Mike Williams also persevered in his return to the NFL after three years away. The former Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick lost more than 100 pounds and made the roster as a backup tackle despite battling an abdominal strain and a sprained ankle during preseason. When he did play, he was far from impressive, and his inclusion on the team speaks volumes about the team's tenuous depth along the offensive line.

Brennan aggravated a nagging hamstring problem in Thursday night's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and an MRI revealed a partially torn hamstring along with a torn labrum in his hip. Brennan missed much of the offseason work in 2008 after surgery on his other hip.

“;He was going to miss some substantial time,”; executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato said. “;The hip seems to cause him hamstring problems.”;

The moves leave the Redskins with two quarterbacks—starter Jason Campbell and veteran Todd Collins—although Daniel said he expects to get a spot on the practice squad if he clears waivers.





        The final cutdown to reach the 53-player roster took its toll on players from Hawaii:

        Atlanta: Jason Elam
        Carolina: Maake Kemoeatu (IR)
        Chicago: Olin Kreutz, Al Afalava, Pisa Tinoisamoa
        Cleveland: David Veikune, Kaluka Maiava
        Dallas: Mat McBriar
        Detroit: Dominic Raiola, Ikaika Alama-Francis, Jordon Dizon
        Jacksonville: Vince Manuwai
        Miami: Davone Bess
        New England: Jake Ingram
        New York Jets: Wayne Hunter
        Oakland: Samson Satele
        Pittsburgh: Chris Kemoeatu
        San Francisco: Isaac Sopoaga, Jeff Ulbrich
        Seattle: Max Unger
        Tennessee: Ryan Mouton
        Washington: Colt Brennan (IR)


        Buffalo: CJ Hawthorne, Brandon Rodd (waived/injured)
        San Diego: Kynan Forney
        Cincinnati: Kolo Kapanui
        Cleveland: Mel Purcell (waived/injured)
        Houston: Josh Leonard


        Arizona: Aaron Francisco, Donovan Raiola, Jameel Dowling (Friday)
        Buffalo: Solomon Elimimian (last week)