Redskins cuts Hogan, Clemmings and Kalis find new homes

Josh Luckenbaugh
September 03, 2018 - 9:05 am
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NFL cutdown day is one of the toughest days for everyone involved in football, organizations forced to let go of players who have endeared themselves to both teammates and fans.

However, it's not all bad news for some of the Redskins cuts, the likes of QB Kevin Hogan and offensive linemen T.J. Clemmings and Kyle Kalis quickly finding new homes after Washington let them go on Saturday.

Hogan came to the Redskins in April as part of a pick swap with the Cleveland Browns before the NFL Draft. A local product from McLean, Va., some expected Hogan to make Washington's roster as the third quarterback behind Alex Smith and Colt McCoy, but the Redskins decided to carry an extra roster spot elsewhere and waived him Saturday.

Hogan now joins the Broncos and takes the place of Paxton Lynch, a former first-round pick who made just four starts in two seasons for Denver. As in Washington, the Broncos have two other quarterbacks on their roster already: starter Case Keenum and reserve Chad Kelly.

The Redskins claimed Clemmings off waivers prior to last season after he was cut by the Minnesota Vikings. Clemmings made two starts at left tackle for Washington in 2017 while Trent Williams nursed a knee injury, but was placed on injured reserve himself in November due to an ankle injury. 

Kalis initially signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in May of 2017, but was waived then assigned to the practice squad to start the season. The Colts signed him off Washington's practice squad in October, but waived him two months later, and the Redskins re-acquired Kalis off waivers. 

Both Clemmings and Kalis came in to Redskins training camp hoping to nab a spot in the Redskins' loaded offensive line room, but ultimately fell short and will continue their NFL journeys in Oakland and Cleveland, respectively.

As for the rest of the Redskins cuts, their future is unknown for now, but Washington does still have two practice squad spots open after announcing the initial eight-man list on Sunday.

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