Empty slot: Redskins waive DB Kyshoen Jarrett

Kyshoen Jarrett waived as nerve injury in shoulder keeps him off the field.

Today you woke up and probably thought the 110+ degree heat index would be the worst of your problems. Then, right before you were getting ready to leave work the heartbreaking news that Junior Galette tore his Achilles for the second year in a row broke.

To make matters worse, although less surprising than the Galette news, the Redskins announced that they waived defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett with a failed physical designation.

As a sixth round pick in last year's draft, there were few expectations for the defensive back but he met them and then some. Playing snaps at strong safety and slot corner, the former Virginia Tech product recorded 58 tackles and four passes defended in his rookie campaign in Washington. The outlook was bright outlook. 

Unfortunately, his rookie year came to a devastating end in a meaningless Week 17 game against the Cowboys when he made his best attempt to tackle Darren McFadden. The brunt of the blow caused nerve damage in his shoulder that has kept him from all on-field drills over the past eight months.

Updates from head coach Jay Gruden have been bleak for some time now. Most recently at Washington's minicamp in mid-June, "you know, we haven’t had a lot of changes in that update, really. He’s been to see three specialists now and we’re just going to wait and let it play out and then make a decision on what to do next", Gruden said. 

That Washington would release Jarrett at this point is the worst timeline for all.

The Redskins made moves this offseason with the reality that Jarrett might not return. They signed free agent David Bruton, drafted Su'a Cravens and shifted corners Will Blackmon and Deshazor Everett to safety.

That doesn't make saying goodbye, at least for now, any easier.

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