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Redskins Sign Hasselbeck, Release R. Johnson

Postby NC43Hog » Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:40 pm

By Gary Fitzgerald
Redskins.com

The Redskins have signed quarterback Tim Hasselbeck to the team's 53-man roster. To make room for Hasselbeck, the team
released backup QB Rob Johnson.

Hasselbeck, 6-1 and 211 pounds, is expected to serve as a backup to starter Patrick Ramsey.

He joins the Redskins after spending the 2003 offseason and training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 21-of-39 passes for 205 yards in pre-season play.

In 2002, Hasselbeck spent time with Philadelphia and the Carolina Panthers. He was initially released by the Eagles after he completed 23-of-32 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown in four pre-season games.

He signed with Carolina's practice squad and was later promoted to the active roster for a game against Tampa Bay. Carolina released him a few weeks later.

Hasselbeck resigned with the Eagles' practice squad in November 2002. A week later, he was promoted to the active roster after starter Donovan McNabb and backup Koy Detmer were sidelined by injuries. He made his NFL debut as a holder against St. Louis and was a backup to the Eagles' A.J. Feeley for several games late last season.

Hasselbeck is the son of former NFL tight end Don Hasselbeck and brother of Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. The former Boston College star signed as a rookie free agent with Buffalo prior to the 2001 season but did not make the squad.

He finished his collegiate career ranked sixth in total passing yards (3,980), fifth in touchdowns (29) and seventh in both pass completions (278) and attempts (501). He earned MVP honors in Boston College's Aloha Bowl win over Arizona State.

Johnson had seen limited duty in his brief time with the Redskins. He played in the fourth quarter of the last two games against Tampa Bay and Buffalo, completing 5-of-7 passes for 39 yards. He was sacked three ti
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Postby Texas Hog » Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:15 pm

oh boy....that's exciting.

what a joke of a signing Johnson was

who was responsible for that move?
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Postby REDSKINMARK » Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:44 pm

Well I guess SOS was wasn't kidding about "getting players off the street." Suppose he and management are working on the margins, however, w/releasing the 2nd & 3rd stringers.

Oh well, if they think this will work...let's see what happens.

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