Cravens wore No. 21 in college to honor Taylor, but nobody has worn that number in Washington since Taylor's tragic passing in 2007. Cravens chose to go in another direction that still pays homage to the former Washington great.
Washington and Bruton agreed to a contract Monday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports.
The veteran safety primarily served on special teams during his seven-year stint with the Broncos, but eight starts litter his 104 career games. Last season, he received three nods in 13 appearances before suffering a season-ending broken right fibula in Week 15, finishing with 49 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Although he missed Denver's run to Super Bowl glory, he'll have the opportunity to lock down the first regular starting gig as a professional with Washington.
Culliver sustained a torn ACL and MCL during Thursday's practice, bringing his season to an end, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Washington made a splash in the offseason, inking Culliver to a four-year contract, but a one-game suspension and knee injury limited him to 16 tackles and no interceptions in six appearances. A shoulder injury resulted in no practice Wednesday, and in his return Thursday, he suffered the knee ligament tears on an attempted leap. With a lengthy rehab process on tap, he may be in danger of missing most of the 2016 season as well.
Jones is expected to be 100 percent healthy when the Redskins' offseason program begins next month, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Jones had a minor hip procedure in January, forcing him to miss the Redskins' final two regular season games and their playoff loss as well. However, after having a couple months to recover, Jones is expected to be ready to assume Washington's starting running back position this season, beginning with his participation in next month's offseason program. Although coach Jay Gruden admitted the Redskins were gambling a bit in prioritizing Jones over recently-departed tailback Alfred Morris, the rising second-year player's size and explosiveness give him intriguing upside heading into the upcoming campaign.
Paul is treading a fine line as he recovers from a dislocated left ankle, combining weight work and cardio at Washington's facility, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the team's official site reports.
Paul entered training camp last summer as the No. 1 tight end in Washington, only to sustain a season-ending ankle injury in the first preseason game. The stars were aligned for Jordan Reed's breakout campaign following Logan Paulsen's (toe) placement on injured reserve within a week of Paul's malady. Further straining his standing within the TE corps was the recent acquisition of Vernon Davis, but Paul's ability to log snaps at an open position (fullback) should help him find a place in the offense next season.
Paulsen is signing a one-year contract to remain with the Redskins, ESPN's Adam Caplin reports.
Paulsen has spent his entire six-year career with the Redskins, but missed all of last season after having toe surgery in August. A backup tight end, Paulsen will hope for a healthy 2016 campaign, but his fantasy stock is minuscule at best.
The NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.
Riley (foot) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.
Riley, who is recovering from surgery on his right foot, made his return to practice this past week, suggesting that he could be ready to go by next weekend should Washington advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Roberts is slated for season-ending knee surgery, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
The procedure will repair a torn meniscus, which spurred three consecutive absences. Now on injured reserve, he'll end a dismal season with just 11 catches (on 21 targets) for 135 yards, though he did return one of seven kickoffs for a touchdown.
Thompson, who has signed his exclusive rights tender with Washington, could experience an expanded role in 2016 following the departure of Alfred Morris to the Cowboys.
Bit by the injury bug throughout his first three seasons, Thompson finally made his presence felt on the field in 2015, totaling 35 carries for 216 yards, 35 receptions (on 48 targets) for 240 yards, and two touchdown grabs in 13 games. However, he required surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on Jan. 27, which is poised to impact his availability throughout the offseason program. Although he may lack for reps in May and June, Thompson is expected to serve as a change-of-pace option to Matt Jones at the start of training camp, assuming no more additions to the backfield.
Collins has been suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Collins is still eligible to partake in all offseason and preseason activities, but will have to miss the first quarter of the regular season. A second round selection last year, Collins was hoping to carve out a larger role in the Falcons' secondary this term, and although he very well may still, his absence will open opportunities for his teammates to begin the campaign.
Hester (toe) will begin a rehab program next week, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January and has spent the last two months in a cast or walking boot, but he's progressed to the point that he expects to begin jogging in roughly a month-and-a-half. He appears to be ahead of the original 3-to-6 month timetable handed down back in January, though the rehab process is expected to last at least a couple of months, so it's quite possible Hester could be limited when OTA's start up in May.