Mark The Homer Posted November 8, 2011 Share Posted November 8, 2011 For Immediate Release Nov. 8, 2011 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed wide receiver David Anderson, defensive lineman Kentwan (KEN-twon) Balmer and cornerback Domonique “D.J.” Johnson. The Redskins waived tight end Dominique Byrd, defensive lineman Darrion Scott, wide receiver Donte Stallworth and cornerback Brandyn Thompson. They also released Tristan Davis from their practice squad. Anderson, 28, has appeared in 63 games with 10 starts during his six NFL seasons (2006-11), all with the Houston Texans. For his career, he has amassed 82 receptions for 895 yards (10.9 avg.) and three touchdowns. He has also returned three kickoffs for 90 yards (30.0 avg.) and returned five punts for 26 yards (5.2 avg.). This season, Anderson was released by the Texans on July 30 before signing with the Denver Broncos on the same day. He was released by the Broncos on Sept. 3 before returning to the Texans on Sept. 15, with whom he appeared in two games before being released on Oct. 12. In 2010, Anderson (5-10, 193) played in 12 games with one start and caught 11 passes for 117 yards (10.6 avg.). This came following a career year for Anderson in 2009, when he posted career highs in receptions (38) and receiving yards (370). The career highs for Anderson were established during the final year of current Redskins’ Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s tenure as offensive coordinator in Houston. Anderson was originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft (251st overall). Anderson played collegiately at Colorado State, where he played in 47 games with 43 starts. He left the school as the program’s all-time leader in receptions (200), receiving yards (3,330) and 100-yard receiving games (15). Anderson was born on July 28, 1983. He attended Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where he was earned All-Conference honors three times and was named to the All-State team twice. He holds all major receiving records at Thousand Oaks, including season and career records for both receptions and receiving yardage. Balmer (6-5, 315) was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft and spent his first two seasons with the 49ers before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 16, 2010 for a sixth-round draft choice. During his career, he has appeared in 43 games with 11 starts and amassed 83 tackles. He was waived by the Seahawks on Aug. 24, 2011, before being claimed off waivers a day later by the Carolina Panthers. He was released by the Panthers on Sept. 1. In 2010, Balmer played in all 16 games for the Seahawks with 11 starts, recording a career high in tackles (43). Balmer played in 11 games in 2009, totaling 20 tackles before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 12 with a shoulder injury. He appeared in all 16 games as a rookie, totaling 20 tackles. Balmer played collegiately at North Carolina, appearing in 43 games with 23 starts, totaling 93 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three passes defensed and two blocked kicks. In 2007, Balmer earned second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors after finishing the season with 59 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Balmer attended Weldon (N.C.) High School, where he earned All-Area and All-Conference honors as a junior and senior. He was born on Oct. 15, 1986, in Weldon, N.C. Johnson (6-1, 191) has played in 10 career games, all with the New York Giants, recording three tackles and six special teams tackles. He was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2009, before being waived on Sept. 5 and signing to the Broncos’ practice squad on Sept. 7. Johnson was signed by the Giants from the Broncos practice squad on Nov. 11, 2009. He played in the final three games of his rookie season, making his NFL debut on Dec. 21 against the Washington Redskins with two special teams tackles. In 2010, Johnson appeared in seven games with the Giants, compiling four special teams tackles before being released on Nov. 22 and signing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad on Nov. 24. He was promoted to the Buccaneers’ 53-man roster on Dec. 8, where he remained for the rest of the season. Johnson appeared in four preseason games for the Buccaneers in 2011 and had eight tackles (six solo) and one interception before being waived on Sept. 5. He was signed to the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad on Sept. 7. Johnson played collegiately at Missouri from 2004-06 before transferring to Jackson State. He played in 24 career games in two seasons at Jackson State where he totaled 66 tackles, 27 passes defensed and 10 interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns. He also added one forced fumble, one blocked kick and returned five kickoffs for 120 yards. In 2008, Johnson was named second-team All-America by the Associated Press and first-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference after leading Jackson State and placing third in the conference with five interceptions, including returning one for a touchdown. As a junior, Johnson started in 12 games, leading the team with five interceptions and was selected as the Defensive MVP of the 2007 SWAC Championship Game. Johnson was born on Nov. 7, 1985, in Texas City, Texas. He attended La Marque (Texas) High School. Byrd (6-3, 255) was signed on Oct. 26, 2011. Scott (6-3, 310) was in his second season with the Redskins. Stallworth (6-0, 220) was in his first season with the Redskins. He had five receptions for 46 yards in four games in 2011. Thompson (5-10, 177) was selected by the Redskins in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft last April after having appeared in 49 games at Boise State. Davis (5-10, 212) was signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on Oct. 25, 2011. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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