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Two O-Linemen Signed to Practice Squad

By Gary Fitzgerald

http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=30347

Redskins,com

October 16, 2007

The Redskins have signed offensive linemen Calvin Armstrong and Kevin Sampson to the practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday.

To make room for Armstrong and Sampson, the team released offensive lineman Kili Lefotu and fullback Brian Bell from the practice squad.

Both Armstrong and Sampson worked out for team officials on Tuesday morning. They are expected to be available for practice on Wednesday as the team prepares for this Sunday's game against Arizona.

Armstrong, 6-7 and 320 pounds, is in his second NFL season out of Washington State and was with the Redskins this past offseason. He was released in the team's final roster cuts on Sept. 1.

Armstrong was a sixth-round draft choice by Philadelphia in 2005. He was active for three games during his rookie season, but did not see action.

Sampson, 6-4 and 312 pounds, was a seventh-round draft choice out of Syracuse by Kansas City in 2004. Limited by injuries in three seasons with the Chiefs, he has seen action in 16 games with seven starts at right tackle in his career.

He was released by Kansas City prior to the start of the regular season and spent two weeks on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad earlier this year.

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Signing up to be on the right side of our O-line is akin to being the sucker wearing the red shirt in a Star Trek episode or a teenager having sex in a slasher movie. I’m tempted to start yelling out “Dead man walk’n!” whenever I see a right OG or right OT in burgundy and gold. I wish them luck.

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Signing them to the practice squad doesn't address the injuries on the 53-man roster, though.

It sounded more like Gibbs is worried about getting through practice. Rest the Wade and Rabach and let these young guys take the field so we can at least field a second team O line in practice.

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Armstrong had problems the preseason and the other guy is like taylor jacobs where he looks good but has a history of injuries and so-so play in games. I hope Bugel has this under control. I don't worry about the cards but the pats can really do harm to Campbell.

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Armstrong had problems the preseason and the other guy is like taylor jacobs where he looks good but has a history of injuries and so-so play in games. I hope Bugel has this under control. I don't worry about the cards but the pats can really do harm to Campbell.

I'm thinking the three step drop will be our friend...

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Signing up to be on the right side of our O-line is akin to being the sucker wearing the red shirt in a Star Trek episode or a teenager having sex in a slasher movie. I’m tempted to start yelling out “Dead man walk’n!” whenever I see a right OG or right OT in burgundy and gold. I wish them luck.

Look on the bright side, no one will complain when we have to put them on IR or something next week when we need room for more.:D

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These guys were signed because we needed guys that could play tackle in practice. Even if Heyer and Wade are going to be able to play come sunday, they won't be able to practice all week and we wouldn't want to kick Fabini out there to Tackle in practice if he's gonna be playing guard in the game. Signing these guys means that the coaches are expecting Wade to play sunday even thought he can't practice.

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