The staff additionally knowledgeable longtime lengthy snapper Nick Sundberg he wouldn’t be re-signed, Sundberg introduced on Twitter. Sundberg had been with the staff since 2010, and he’d been part of the specialist trio with punter Tress Approach and kicker Dustin Hopkins since 2015. Sundberg was a personable determine within the locker room who served because the staff’s consultant to the gamers’ affiliation and was an energetic member of the neighborhood by means of his “A great deal of Love” program.
“The DMV will without end maintain a particular place in our hearts,” Sundberg wrote in his farewell, “however we sit up for the following chapter.”
In Sharpe, Washington has a participant defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as soon as described as gifted however inconsistent. The 25-year-old is already considerably of a journeyman — Washington is his third staff in 5 years — however Del Rio thought he was gifted and drafted him within the fourth spherical when he coached the Raiders in 2017. Del Rio has watched him play for longer: Sharpe blocked for Del Rio’s son, Luke, when he was the quarterback on the College of Florida.
Shortly after the commerce, Del Rio was requested what he thought Sharpe might deliver to the staff.
“That’s going to be as much as David,” Del Rio stated, including, “The Good Lord gave him loads of traits that you simply search for in an offensive lineman. So he’s bounced just a little in his brief time within the league. If he desires to stay, then the urgency and the applying constantly of the issues he’s able to doing has to happen. … In some unspecified time in the future — and he is aware of this — in some unspecified time in the future, you run out of these alternatives in case you don’t benefit from them. I think he’ll are available in right here and provides us the whole lot he has.”
Final 12 months, Sharpe began twice at proper sort out when the common starter at that spot, Morgan Moses, shifted to the left aspect. Sharpe appeared to carry up tremendous throughout his 172 snaps; he was flagged for 2 penalties, although neither was holding or a false begin. He now appears to be the fourth or fifth sort out on the roster behind Moses, left sort out Geron Christian, swing sort out Cornelius Lucas and perhaps Saahdiq Charles, final 12 months’s fourth-round choose whose solely recreation motion got here at left guard.
Miller, 29, is in considerably of a logjam. The staff’s function again this season figures to be Gibson, final 12 months’s third-round choose, and the complement is J.D. McKissic, who rushed 85 occasions and caught 80 passes final season. The teaching workers additionally usually speaks extremely of Peyton Barber, a bruiser principally utilized in short-yardage conditions. The staff additionally has Javon Leake and Jonathan Williams signed to order/future contracts and Bryce Love presumably coming back from injured reserve.
Miller didn’t seem in a recreation for Washington final season, however he’s a former standout again for Miami and Houston with two 1,000-yard seasons in his previous and a capability to catch out of the backfield. He was a Professional Bowl choice for Houston in 2018, however he tore his ACL the following preseason and nonetheless hasn’t regained his footing within the league.
“He’ll be a contributor,” Coach Ron Rivera stated of Miller in January. “He’s a younger man that’s appeared good. …If we needed to have him up, imagine me, I might don’t have any points. He’s a wise, younger soccer participant who’s performed some good soccer in his time already.”