Redskins sign cornerback Simeon Thomas

Ben Krimmel
September 10, 2019 - 12:03 pm

The Washington Redskins signed cornerback Simeon Thomas on Tuesday, per multiple media reports.

Thomas, who was a sixth-round draft pick in 2018 out the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, was cut by the Cleveland Browns last September before joining the Seattle Seahawks practice squad for the 2018 NFL season.

Earlier Tuesday the Redskins signed wide receiver Robert Davis to their practice squad after moving him off the 53-man roster ahead of the Week 1 game against the Eagles. This means Washington will go with five wide receivers on the active roster and six cornerbacks. 

The signing of Thomas from the Seahawks could be for an extra body on special teams or could mean CB Fabian Moreau, who missed the Redskins first game due to a foot injury, is not close to a return to action.

The former Ragin' Cajun corner has good size for a corner, standing 6-feet-3 and a listed weight of 197 pounds.  

Thomas told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer the year he spent on the Seahawks practice squad taught him a lot and gave him some extra motivation.

"I think all in all, it taught me a lot really. Just knowing how to be accountable, how to handle my business," Thomas told the newspaper. "It kind of give you a chip on your shoulder just to prove (you belong). For me, it was like you put me on practice squad, you kind of take it like 'I feel you ain't good enough.' So I try to make myself better."

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