Redskins release former Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees

Redskins release former Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees
May 17, 2014, 9:00 pm
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Tommy Rees has expressed his desire to pursue a playing career in the NFL, but it won't be in the nation's capital.

The former Notre Dame signal caller was released by the Washington Redskins on Saturday, just two days into the team's rookie minicamps. Rees signed with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent following the completion of the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday.

ESPN.com John Keim noted that "Rees' throwing was sporadic in the open sessions to the media." The Redskins' current depth chart includes Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy, so his chances of making the roster were slim.

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The Redskins also released Jose Gumbs, defensive tackle Chris Davenport and tight end Kevin Perry to make room on the 90-man roster to make room for four players they signed.

Rees, starting in place of the exiled Everett Golson, threw for more than 3,200 yards and 27 touchdown passes last season. After the Irish's Pinstripe Bowl win over Rutgers head coach Brian Kelly said that Rees had a spot on his coaching staff as a graduate assistant if he so desired.

"He'll keep trying to play the game as long as he can," Kelly said of his signal caller. "But I told him he's got a bright future as a graduate assistant for Brian Kelly anytime."

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