Redskins cut cut tight end Dominique Byrd

Posted Dec 20, 2011
Aaron Wilson

The Washington Redskins promoted defensive end Doug Worthington and tight end Rob Myers to the active roster and cut tight end Dominique Byrd. Plus, the Redskins signed safety Michael Hamlin and tight end Schuylar Oordt to the practice squad. BR> Worthington is a former Pittsburgh Steelers seventh-round draft pick.

Worthington played college football at Ohio State and started in 35 career games on the Buckeyes’ defensive line. He recorded 103 career tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four sacks.

As a senior, he played in 13 games and finished with 42 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks. Worthington was named honorable mention All-Big Ten his senior year.

Myers has had NFL stints with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts prior to signing with the Redskins' practice squad on Nov. 15.

Myers played college football at Utah State where he had 31 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns in his career. He missed his entire senior season due to a toe injury.

Oordt was originally signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent and spent part of the 2011 season as part of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad. He played collegiately at the University of Northern Iowa, posting 66 catches for 1,229 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Hamlin was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL draft and spent time with both the Jaguars and Colts before joining the Redskins.

Hamlin played college football at Clemson where the Tigers’ defensive captain started 43 games, the most by a defensive back in school history. His 14 interceptions rank third in school history and he also ranks second in school history with 18 takeaways. Byrd played in two games with the Redskins.

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