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Horton signed, Hamilton out

Jun 13, 2008, 3:48 PM EDT

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Justin Hamilton didn’t even get a chance to be camp fodder.

The Washington Redskins signed Chris Horton, their seventh-round draft pick out of UCLA. The safety, a seventh-round draft pick out of UCLA, signed a three-year deal with a signing bonus of around $36,000.

To make room for Horton, who upon signing the deal counted against the 80-man roster, the Redskins cut Hamilton. The Redskins had signed the former sixth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns on June 2. It was opined here that Hamilton had a chance to survive training camp and make the team.

Later in the week, however, the safety position got a bit more crowded when the Redskins inked veteran Stu Schweigert.

It’s apparent that Greg Blache and company were more impressed with Patrick Ghee, a 6-1 first-year player who spent time with the Seahawks and Panthers last year, than they were with Hamilton.

Ghee probably is waiting for the other shoe to drop. He is likely to be waived when the Redskins agree to terms with sixth-round pick Kareem Moore.

That would leave the Redskins with six players competing for four or five safety spots. LaRon Landry, Reed Doughty are safe and Schweigert probably is, too. That leaves Horton, Moore, and veteran Vernon Fox batting for one or two roster spots.

  1. Greg - Aug 4, 2008 at 2:54 AM

    Horton looked like he just made the team after that second half against the Colts. Wow. He was involved in every tackle.

  2. Rich Tandler - Aug 4, 2008 at 3:07 AM

    I have to agree, Greg. He was all over the place.

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