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Redskins place SS Duke Ihenacho on season-ending IR

More changes for the Redskins secondary as the team places starting safety Duke Ihenacho on season-ending IR.

The worst fears have come true for Duke Ihenacho. The strong safety will miss the remainder of the 2015 season after the Redskins place him on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.

Washington also signed veteran cornerback Will Blackmon.

Ihenahco, 26, suffered a fractured wrist during the first half of Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Surgery is required and the team announced a potential eight-week recovery time. The Redskins decided to open up the roster spot rather than wait.

The Redskins also lost wide receiver DeSean Jackson for 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury suffered against Miami.

If this feels like an unfortuante case of deja vu, it is.Ihenacho was placed on IR Sept. 15 last year with a fractured heel. He returned and won the starting job over Jeron Johnson with an impressive training camp. 

Trenton Robinson replaced Ihenacho in the lineup Sunday and finished with eight tackles.

Blackmon, 30, started 12 games over the last two seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He could be immediately thrown into the mix considering. Starter Chris Culliver will miss the Week 2 matchup with the St. Louis Rams while sitting out a one-game suspension handed down by the NFL. Backup Justin Rogers is day-to-day with a foot injury and David Amerson struggled when pressed into duty against the Dolphins. 

The Redskins also added CB Dashaun Phillips to the practice squad and waived FB Ray Agnew

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