Confirming a suspicion I’ve had for months now, the Washington Redskins today waived safety Kyshoen Jarrett, a sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft who unexpectedly played a big role in the team’s playoff run.
When most players drafted in the sixth round are hoping to impress enough on special teams to find a roster spot, Jarrett played in all 16 regular season games during his rookie season, including six starts, finishing sixth on the Redskins in tackles with 63 while also recording two passes defensed and a fumble forced on 602 defensive snaps.
However, it was on his last snap of the season, in a meaningless game against the Dallas Cowboys on January 3 in week 17, Jarrett injured himself on a tackle, suffering nerve damage in his shoulder in the process. Jarrett just failed a physical, leading to his release from the team.
It’s a tough loss for the team, but expected since we’ve heard nothing good about Jarrett’s condition since the injury occurred. Washington has now lost two defenders — Jarrett and Junior Galette — in a matter of hours.
Jarrett’s departure means the roster is down to 88 players, two below the maximum of 90 at this time in the offseason.
At safety, the Skins still have holdover Will Blackmon, transitioning from cornerback, newcomer David Bruton, formerly of the Broncos, second round draft pick Su’a Cravens, holdovers Deshazor Everett and Duke Ihenacho, as well as Geno Matias-Smith.
The roster is also currently at 88 players after Jarrett’s release. The maximum number of players allowed on the roster at this time of year is, of course, 90.