ASHBURN, Va (WDVM) — August 31 at 4pm was the deadline for NFL teams to cut their rosters down to 53 players.
The Washington Football PR released their final cuts on social media, with some big names such as second year WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, CB Jimmy Moreland, and RB Peyton Barber being left off the team.
One of the players that made the team, and one of the biggest stories out of training camp for Washington, was undrafted RB Jaret Patterson. The rookie from Glenn Dale, Maryland put together a strong preseason, and is now the third string runningback behind Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic.
“We thought Jaret [Patterson] had a pretty good camp and he’s a young guy that we want to take a little bit of look at,” said head coach Ron Rivera.
“I think Jaret can be pretty special,” said general manager Martin Mayhew. “He’s got a ways to go. Obviously, the young player did not have a great game that third game, but we saw a lot those first two games that was very promising from him. He’s an explosive guy. He has really good vision. He brings a lot to the table.”
Another surprise player to make the roster is TE Sammis Reyes. The former Chilean basketball player also had a good preseason, and becomes the first Chilean-born player to make an NFL roster.
Washington kicks off the 2021 season at home on September 12 against the Los Angeles Chargers.