Skins Sign Two More

The Redskins have brought in two more players who will try to make the transition from camp fodder to the 53-man roster.

Chip Cox

5-10, 195
DOB: 06.23.84

Was last with Montreal of the CFL; prior to that he was with the Lions. He has been timed between 4.45 and 4.50 in the 40, while training at Ignition in Michigan. Cox was the CFL's Defensive Player of the Week in his league debut for Montreal, intercepting two passes as the Alouettes ralled to beat Winnipeg. Some of the predraft analysis in 2005 spoke of him being limited on sheer athletic ability but a big hitter. analysis: It is that last part about being a hitter that is the key to his survival as a DB with the Redskins. As mentioned yesterday, with only one Redskins safety, Sean Taylor, having his name carved in stone on the 2007 final roster there is opportunity here.

William Whitticker

Michigan State
6-5, 330
DOB 08.02.82
Last with Miami, waived 10.07.06

According to the 2005 draft report, Whitticker is a big-bodied lineman with the strength to match, Whitticker stands out on film and can be a dominant blocker. Though the consistency and effort are not always there, showed strides of improvement as a senior and has a place at the next level if he keeps working hard. He may have been a mid-round selection but he injured a knee in the Las Vegas Classic All-Star game and that sent his stock plummeting. The Packers drafted him in the seventh round. He played in 15 games for the Packers in his rookie season, starting 14 of them at right guard. In 2005 he was part of a line that allowed only 27 sacks, tied for the lowest total in the NFC. He was waived by Green Bay on August 31, 2006. Whitticker was a four-year letterman at Michigan State (2001-04) where he started for three seasons (2001-02, 2004). Overall he played in 48 games, including 31 starts during his collegiate career. analysis: Unlike most of the others in this group, Whitticker actually has NFL playing experience. While the Redskins were pleased with the play of Mike Pucillo as a backup guard and center as a sixth offensive lineman in a Heavy Jumbo package, he is an unrestricted free agent so there may be some depth spots available.

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