Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off waiver

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Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off waiver

Postby Irn-Bru » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:30 pm

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The Redskins put in a claim for former Denver Broncos strong safety Duke Ihenacho and were awarded him, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

A third-year pro out of San Jose State, Ihenacho didn’t survive Denver’s roster cuts on Saturday.

He started 14 out of 15 games at strong safety last season, recording 73 tackles and three forced fumbles.

Ihenacho had nine tackles in the Super Bowl loss to Seattle.

Washington continues to look for safety help since they will be without starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather, who will serve a two-game suspension to start the season.

The team’s initial roster featured free safeties Ryan Clark and Bacarri Rambo, Trenton Robinson, who can play both positions, and rookie strong safety Akeem Davis.

But upon claiming the 6-foot-1, 207-pound Ihenacho, Washington plans on assigning Davis to their practice squad, a source said.
The Redskins on Sunday also signed second-year pro Nick Williams to their practice squad.

He spent the bulk of last season on the practice squad and had a solid training camp, but couldn’t overtake five veterans and rookie Ryan Grant for a roster spot.

Washington also has signed tight end Ted Bolser to its practice squad. The seventh-round pick was cut on Friday after failing to beat out the three veterans ahead of him.
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby SKINS#1 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:46 pm

From what I read, I think this could be a good move. He is hard working, gives back to community and is Hungry to play every down.

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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby yupchagee » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:19 pm

I've also read that he is good on ST. FO might have a tough decision to make in 2 weeks.
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby DarthMonk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:58 pm

yupchagee wrote:I've also read that he is good on ST. FO might have a tough decision to make in 2 weeks.


... or not.

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Don't know the guy but he's likely as good as or better than BM. Thanks for the info. Looks like a good move.
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby riggofan » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:07 pm

Sounds like a good move!
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:18 pm

I had him in FF for a few weeks.. did aight too!
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby Neo » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:16 am

Reading a lot of good stuff about this guy...
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:58 am

Whod they get to replace him? I mean, there has to be a reason he isbon the outs.. did we cut BM to make room?
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby PulpExposure » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:10 am

The Broncos are overloaded at safety right now; essentially signed TJ Ward to take his job.

I've heard Ihenacho is good in run support but awful in coverage, fyi.

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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby KazooSkinsFan » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:14 am

SKINS#1 wrote:From what I read, I think this could be a good move. He is hard working, gives back to community and is Hungry to play every down.


Certainly a good move at a position of need for us.
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Re: Redskins claim former Denver safety Duke Ihenacho off wa

Postby DarthMonk » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:24 am

cowboykillerzRGiii wrote:Whod they get to replace him? I mean, there has to be a reason he isbon the outs.. did we cut BM to make room?


The Redskins will reportedly try to get Akeem Davis on the practice squad, and Ihenacho will take his spot on the roster.
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